Award Date

Spring 2002

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Helen Neill, Ph.D.

Advisor 2

Robert Sobocinsk

Number of Pages



In 2001, the arsenic standard for drinking water was lowered from 50 parts per billion to 10 parts per billion. The clean-up costs for Nevada are estimated at approximately 400 million dollars. The purpose of this project is to examine the economic impacts the State of Nevada will absorb as a result of the new regulation. Research of historical data will be the basis for the project. National data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and data collected from the State of Nevada will be accompanied by comparable research data found through other sources


Drinking water arsenic content; Nevada; Water purification economic aspects; Water quality management; Water quality standards


Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Health Policy | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Water Resource Management