Articles | Volume 26, issue 4
Research article
01 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 01 Mar 2022

Social dilemmas and poor water quality in household water systems

Gopal Penny, Diogo Bolster, and Marc F. Müller


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-312', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gopal Penny, 02 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-312', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gopal Penny, 02 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (06 Jan 2022) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Gopal Penny on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jan 2022) by Nadia Ursino
Short summary
In residential areas with a high housing density, septic contamination of private wells raises multiple health concerns. Often, few regulations exist to ensure good water quality in such systems, and water quality is often left to the homeowner. To address the potential obstacles to effective management, we identify situations where misplaced economic incentives hinder effective policy to support water quality in such systems.