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WATER PURIFICATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL is designed to a aid both the technical instructor as a training manual and the Peace Corps Volunteer as a field resource reference. We hope that the manual will help to turn out Volunteers who can perform effectively in the field.

Each logical unit of instruction is sub-divided into the following categories:


A statement summarizing the general significance of the material to follow, and points requiring special emphasis.


A definition of the goal to be achieved by the trainee for that unit of instruction.


The steps to be followed to accomplish the objective.


The knowledge and skills needed to be able to perform the tasks.


The means of evaluating the ability of the trainee to perform the skills needed to complete the tasks in order to accomplish the objective.


Content information describing the knowledge and skills needed to perform the tasks correctly.


suggested guidelines for providing instructional time for the essential areas of each unit.

Although we have followed a typical pattern of presentation, offering logical units of information, it is important to keep in mind that the manual is to be used in preparing Volunteers for a program and that no single unit can possibly stand alone. All are interrelated and need to be included in a systematic presentation. Its value as a reference tool will come after the skills have been learned and the Volunteer is overseas. Once in the field, the objectives and tasks can be used by the Volunteer as an outline description of how the project should proceed.

During the early stages of the project, valuable suggestions and opinions were offered by VITA Volunteers, Robert Fortman, James Patterson, Morton Hilbert and Ramesh Patel.

To Union College students Robert Okello and Richard Sack who collected, summarized, and organized the material into the manual's present format, a most sincere vote of thanks. Without their efforts, we would still be in first draft stages.

For reviewing the final draft and offering sound suggestions for improvement, Robert Ellis deserves a vote of thanks.

A deep bow to Ethel Carlson, who managed to keep all the horses on the track, and Barbara Ille, who spent many hours trudging through first draft scratchings.

Special appreciation is extended to Messrs. Richard Williams and Mike Furst, United States Peace Corps, and Ken Kalb, Executive Director, VITA. Without their vision, support and encouragement, this manual would not have been written.

Finally, errors and oversights must be credited to...

Michael J. Glowacki

Project Coordinator

Schenectady, New York

April 18, 1969