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Barriers to Managing Private Wells and Septic Systems in Underserved Communities: Mental Models of Homeowner Decision Making

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  7. Research objectives were to

    1. assess community preferences for private wells versus community water systems.

    2. identify factors influencing behaviors to guide future risk communication development.

    3. assess current well and septic system monitoring and maintenance behaviors.

    4. all the above.

  8. Interviewees were recruited from 57 households that participated in a previous University of North Carolina study of water quality in underbounded Wake County neighborhoods.

    1. True.

    2. False.

  9. Overall, semistructured interviews were conducted with--homeowners.

    1. 57

    2. 20

    3. 18

    4. 16

  10. Of the study participants,--were African-American and--were White.

    1. 55.6%; 27.8%

    2. 45.6%; 24.6%

    3. 27.8%; 55.6%

    4. 19.4%; 61.6%

  11. Of the study participants,--reported an education level of a 4-year degree or higher.

    1. 10%

    2. 20%

    3. 30%

    4. 60%

  12. The North Carolina Division of Public Health recommends pumping septic systems every

    1. six months.

    2. 1-2 years.

    3. 3-5 years.

    4. 6-8 years.

  13. --study participants either were unable to recall their last septic system maintenance or reported last pumping more than 5 years ago.

    1. Six

    2. Seven

    3. Eight

    4. Nine

  14. Of the study participants,--tested their water annually as recommended by the Wake County Department of Health.

    1. 1

    2. 4

    3. 6

    4. 9

  15. Reliance on appearance, smell, and taste to detect contamination of well water was mentioned by--of...

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