Development patterns of Nineteenth Century water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States

S.J. Burian, F. G. Edwardsn & T. N. McPherson
This paper highlights the development of water supply and wastewater collection infrastructure in the United States (US) during the nineteenth century, focusing on the interrelationship between the two systems. The factors that influenced the development patterns are briefly presented and the legacy of the systems developed in the past on current and future urban water and wastewater managers is discussed. Numerous factors may be identified that guided past water and wastewater infrastructure decisions and contributed...

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Development patterns of Nineteenth Century water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States

S.J. Burian, F. G. Edwardsn & T. N. McPherson
This paper highlights the development of water supply and wastewater collection infrastructure in the United States (US) during the nineteenth century, focusing on the interrelationship between the two systems. The factors that influenced the development patterns are briefly presented and the legacy of the systems developed in the past on current and future urban water and wastewater managers is discussed. Numerous factors may be identified that guided past water and wastewater infrastructure decisions and contributed...

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