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Contents

 

Preface

Section 1: Water supply sources

Overview:

Background information

Evaluation of sources

Factors influencing the quality of water

The quantity of water

Types of sources

Development of water sources

The basic requirements of a water supply

Selection of the source of supply

Lesson plans

Section 2: Water treatment

Overview:

Self purification

Basic steps in treating water

Sample designs for treatment systems

Lesson plans

Section 3: Planning the distribution system

Overview:

Design

Existing facilities

Size and nature of the community

System capacity

Water source

Proposed system

Financing the project

Lesson plans

Section 4: Characteristics of an adequate system

Overview:

Essential components of an adequate system

General requirements for an adequate system

Relationship of distribution system to community

Headloss and distribution systems

Lesson plans

Section 5: Construction techniques

Overview:

Scheme

Concrete

Construction at the source

Construction at the pumping station

Construction at storage facility

Construction on supply line

Lesson plans

Section 6: Operation and maintenance

Overview:

Water source maintenance and inspection

Regulations for installing new service connections or extensions to existing system.

Regulations for cleaning the distributions system

Inventorying for operation in emergencies

Types of financial statements for small waterworks

Lesson plans

Section 7: Scope of disposal system projects in host communities

Overview:

Public health importance of excreta disposal

How disease is carried from excreta

The characteristics of an adequate system

Possible sanitary measures in rural areas

Soil and ground-water pollution

Location of latrines and other excreta disposal facilities

Sludge accumulation and the life of a pit privy

Community participation

Family participation

Role of health department and other agencies

Public versus private latrines

Human factors

Lesson plans

Section 8: The privy method of excreta disposal design for a village

Overview:

The sanitary survey

The pit privy

Example privy designs

Latrine for village use

Thailand water-seal privy

Lesson plans

Section 9: Water carried sewage systems construction and maintenance

Overview:

The septic tank

Operation and maintenance

Lesson plans

Appendix A

Appendix B

Bibliography