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This publication aims to be a guide to what has been learned about providing sanitation coverage for both rural and urban low-income communities, and it outlines what the author sees as being appropriate, practical and acceptable.

TitleLow-cost sanitation : a survey of practical experience
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPickford, J.
Paginationviii, 167 p. : fig., ill., tab.
Date Published1995-01-01
PublisherIT Publications
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number1853392332
Keywordsappropriate technology, cab96/5, community management, community participation, composting, construction costs, evaluation, excreta disposal systems, health aspects, maintenance costs, payment, pit latrines, removal, sanitation, wastewater treatment
Abstract

This publication aims to be a guide to what has been learned about providing sanitation coverage for both rural and urban low-income communities, and it outlines what the author sees as being appropriate, practical and acceptable. The book begins by setting out a definition of `appropriate' sanitation and of what constitutes `adequate' coverage, and it then subsequently looks into questions such as health, social and cultural aspects and preferences which occur in various regions of the world. Evidence is also presented on the diseases which occur through a lack of adequate sanitation provision, and the health benefits which result from its installation or upgrading.The book presents sanitation alternatives in terms of `technical' efficiency while bearing in mind cultural acceptability.The last part of the book deals with the practical, financial and organizational considerations of obtaining or upgrading sanitation provision, with an emphasis being put on the community and its needs and preferences.

NotesBibliography: p. 148-162
Custom 1300, 320
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