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Low-Cost Sewerage

Duncan Mara (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-96691-3 October 1996 238 Pages


Low-cost sewerage provides practical solutions to the sanitation needs of low-income areas. As a result of the currently very rapid urban population growth, the demand for sewerage exceeds the resources of most high density urban areas in developing countries. Low-cost alternatives to conventional sewerage, such as settled sewerage and simplified sewerage, therefore need to be developed. This book is the result of contributions by both academics and practitioners who attended the International Conference on Low-cost Sewerage which was held at the University of Leeds, England, in July 1995. Low-cost sewerage technologies are described and their applications in both developed and developing countries are detailed.
Global Needs and Developments in Urban Sanitation.

Unconventional Sewerage Systems: Their Role in Low-Cost UrbanSanitation.

Selecting Communities for Sewerage.

Low-Cost Sewerage Systems in South Asia.

Operation of Sewer Systems in Ghana.

A Low-Cost Sewerage System for a Small Rural Community on a GreekIsland.

Settled Sewerage in Africa.

Hydraulic Design of Unconventional Sewerage.

Small Diameter Gravity Sewers: Experience in the UnitedStates.

The Colombian ASAS System.

Guidelines for the Design of Simplified Sewers.

Simplified Sewerage: Simplified Design.

Water Conservation: The Impact of Design, Development and SiteAppraisal of a Low-Volume Flush Toilet.

Third World Surface Water Drainage: The Effect of Solids onPerformance.

Conference Conclusions.