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Low-Cost Sanitation: A Survey of Practical Experience

Handbook / Manual

By: John Pickford

167 pages, Illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #49790 | ISBN: 1853392332
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NHBS Price: £15.95 $20/€18 approx

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Practical manual which compares a range of low-cost systems.


Part 1 The importance of sanitation: sanitation in perspective - why another book?, what is sanitation?, sanitation coverage, what is appropriate sanitation?; sanitation and health - disease and death in developing countries, transmission of disease, diarrhoea and worms, evidence of health benefits; sanitation alternatives - in the open, shelter and location, where to put the latrine, sanitation alternatives, classification of methods. Part 2 Appropriate sanitation systems: pit latrines - the pit and its size, control of flies, mosquitoes and smell, pits with lids, ventilated pits, water-seal latrines, full pits and twin pits, slabs and linigs, other pit latrines; excreta as a resource - the value of excreta, compost latrines, aquaculture, biogas, food for animals; removal systems, septic tanks and aqua privies - container systems, vaults, overhung latrines, conventional sewerage, non-conventional sewerage (NCS) or reduced cost sewerage, conventional septic tanks, small and extended septic tanks, aqua privies; treatment and disposal of liquids and solids - disposal of liquids, sewage treatment and disposal, the problem of solids disposal, treatment and disposal of solids. Part 3 Getting appropriate sanitation: individual efforts - paying for latrines and willingness to pay, costs (construction, operation and maintenance), operation and maintenance; community efforts - community management, motivation and mobilization, help from agencies, regulations, control, planning, public and communal latrines, school latrines; selection, evaluation and upgrading - guides for selection, information for selection, evaluation, upgrading; annexes - statistics for low income countries, glossary, gazeteer - an index of places, references, index.

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