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Title: A pilot study into public attitudes and perceptions towards greywater reuse in a low cost housing development in Durban, South Africa
Authors: Bakare, Babatunde F. 
Mtsweni, Sphesihle 
Rathilal, Sudesh 
Keywords: Attitudes;Greywater;Perceptions;Recycling;Reuse;Water resources
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Source: Bakare, B.F., Mtsweni, S. and Rathilal, S. 2016. A pilot study into public attitudes and perceptions towards greywater reuse in a low cost housing development in Durban, South Africa. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. 345-354.
Journal: Journal of water reuse and desalination 
Abstract: 
The benefits of greywater reuse have been identified to include the protection of water resources, recovery of nutrients for agriculture, savings in fresh water usage, reduction in volumes of wastewater discharged into wastewater treatment works, groundwater recharge and sustainable water resource management. An understanding of public attitude and perceptions towards the reuse of greywater will help to facilitate a positive reaction to the promotion of such concepts. The study involved administering of structured questionnaires to residents within the community through field visits. The questionnaire addressed issues related to attitudes towards the reuse of greywater, perceived advantages related to the reuse of greywater and concerns related to public health issues regarding the reuse of greywater. A total number of 346 questionnaires were administered and respondents were aged from less than 19 to over 60 years. Of the respondents, 55% were female and 45% male. The findings revealed a complex and shifting relationship between attitudes towards and perception of the reuse of greywater. This paper thus presents the findings and assesses certain aspects of greywater reuse.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/2602
ISSN: 2220-1319
DOI: 10.2166/wrd.2015.076
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