This paper aims to determine what effect water restrictions in Norfolk County, Massachusetts have on residential water usage. Using data from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, this paper analyzes subsequent municipal water usage within and across towns after water restrictions, both mandatory and voluntary, are implemented. Accounting for town fixed effects, the results indicate that for some towns, water restrictions do in fact have a significant impact on decreasing water usage.
Robinson, Rebecca L. and Conley, Ashley
"Water Restrictions and Water Use: An Analysis of Water Restriction Effects in Norfolk County,"
Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/jerec/vol4/iss1/6