Perceptions of Water Quality in Rural Alberta


Hello, my name is Abraham Munene. I am a PhD student at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (supervised by Dr. David Hall) investigating perceptions of water quality in rural Alberta associated with livestock. We are currently looking for participants for this study and are exploring gathering participants through watershed management groups within the province.

Participants in this study will be asked to answer a questionnaire (approximately 20 min. in length) and submit a private water sample for microbiological testing (i.e., total coliforms and E. coli). To be eligible for this study a participant must be at least 18 years old and have a private water source (e.g., a water well, cistern, borehole) which they use for domestic purposes (e.g., drinking, washing, and cooking in the household). The questionnaire will address demographic information, private water use, livestock attributes, and questions related to water quality and risk.

We will offer a $100 dollar gift card (e.g., Tim Hortons or Home Hardware) to the first 50 participants who submit a completed questionnaire AND water sample as a token of our appreciation.

If you are interested and have any further questions, please contact us: 

(Email: , Cell Phone (587) 433 0028) 


Abraham Munene,
BSc. 2012, MES 2014,
PhD student (class of 2019)
Veterinary Medical Sciences,
University of Calgary Foothills Campus,
Office location: TRW 2D31
Cell phone contact: 587-433 0028

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