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Practical Methods of Sewage Disposal for Residences, Hotels and Institutions
The problem of sewage disposal for a single house differs from the corresponding problem for a city chiefly in two ways: first, because in the city it is becoming, if it has not, indeed, already become, a necessity, and city authorities, though somewhat reluctantly, are willing to grant the necessary appropriation to secure engineering advice which will solve the problem in a scientific as well as economic fashion. In the case of a single house, whether a farm-house or a villa, the necessity of employing competent engineering advice has not been generally recognized, and no attempt has been made to solve the problem of sewage disposal in a scientific manner. Cesspools have been considered the only way of caring for sewage in places where a running stream was not available, or where attempts were made to protect such a stream from pollution, and while, in these last few years, crude attempts have been made to utilize the so-called septic tank, such attempts have generally been so unintelligent that the results have been anything but satisfactory. Since it has been understood that insects, such as flies and mosquitoes, play an important part 2in the transmission of disease, the danger of overflowing cesspools and of open ditches in which stagnant sewage is present, has been appreciated; also the higher standards of living which have made themselves felt throughout the rural community have demanded in farm-houses and country homes sanitary conveniences which have hitherto been wanting. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 54244
Author: Cleveland, H. Burdett (Henry Burdett)
Release Date: Feb 26, 2017
Contributor (Author): Ogden, Henry N. (Henry Neely), 1868-
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