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close this bookUrban Wastewater Projects - A Layperson's Guide (EEA, 1998, 124 p.)
close this folderChapter 2. An Introduction to Urban and Rural Wastewater Management
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2.1 Chapter Content

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an introduction to the subject of urban wastewater and the issues it raises with respect to its management in the best interests of the public and the environment in which it lives.

A list of questions commonly asked by those embarking upon the planning of an urban wastewater project for the first time has been compiled. Many of the topics are dealt with in greater detail in later chapters.

This chapter has been divided into the following sections:

2.2

The Nature of Urban Wastewater



2.3

Sewer Systems



2.4

Industrial Effluents



2.5

Rural Area Sewage



2.6

Wastewater Treatment



2.7

Effluent Disposal and Beneficial Use



2.8

Sludge - Treatment, Disposal and Beneficial Use