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Consider two methods for achieving less water use in a community. The first method includes trying to convince people to apply water conservation measures and to use less water at current prices. The second method involves driving up the price of water. Discuss the merits of both approaches. Which one do you think would be more effective? Why?

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1 - We try to convince our population to use less water and the water prices remain the same.
2 - We increase the price of water.

Both approaches definitely have merits. In the first case, we are asking people to act ethically and to be conservative. Many people will likely listen to this. We're keeping prices the same and not increasing prices so that no one will be burdened with excessive personal costs due to the ...

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Consider two methods for achieving less water use in a community. The first method includes trying to convince people to apply water conservation measures and to use less water at current prices. The second method involves driving up the price of water. Discuss the merits of both approaches. Which one do you think would be more effective? Why?

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Exercise 2

A sample of 10 diesel trucks were run both hot and cold to estimate the difference in fuel economy. The results, in mi/gal, are presented in the following table. (From "in-sue Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles," J. Yanowitz, Ph.D. thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2001.)
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