Life Cycle Assessment of Drinking Water Systems: Bottle Water, Tap Water, and Home/Office Delivery Water

Posted by kevin.tang
Type: 
Full LCA available on the web
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2009
Language: 
English
Code: 
Water-Saving
Product: 
Drinking water systems
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Detailed LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
Yes
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Sponsor type: 
Public administration
Practitioner(s): 
Beverly J. Sauer
Practitioner(s) type: 
Institut/Technical research center
Summary
Functional unit: 
Delivery of 1,000 gallons of drinking water to a consumer
Goal and scope of the summary: 
The analysis includes all steps in the production of each drinking water container system, from extraction of raw materials through production of materials used in the containers, fabrication of finished containers and closures, and transport to filling locations.


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