|Health aspects of plumbing
|Year of Publication
|WHO -Geneva, CH, World Health Organization, World Plumbing Council -Geneva, CH, WPC
|x,129 p. : 10 fig., 15 fig.
|World Health Organization (WHO)
|case studies, sdihyg, sdisan, sdiwat
A drinking-water supply systems consists of three major elements : source, treatment and distribution to the users. Contamination can occur in any of those segments and has to be avoided, and the continuous delivery of water to the consumerâ€™s entry point in a safe and esthetical way has to be assured. To achieve the best possible plumbing levels and to ensure the highest benefits from the use of sound plumbing practices, the process involving the design, installation and maintenance of effective plumbing is here described. A number of plumbing system design and installation specifications for single, multiple and multi-storey dwellings that have demonstrated their validity from years of experience are here recommended and explained, as well as plumbing systems for industrial and temporary applications and storm water drainage. The major risk management approaches that are used in the plumbing industry and the importance of measures to conserve supplies of safe drinking water are outlined. The microbiological, chemical, physical and financial risks associated with plumbing are examined .
This publication, aiming at administrators and plumbers working in areas that are served by a mains drinking-water supply or sewerage system, or about to install these, should be of particular value to those working in countries and areas that are in the early stage of introducing effective plumbing systems. While it draws attention to the problems of drinking-water supply and waste removal in developing countries and outlines some of the strategies currently used, it does not systematically cover issues specific to developing countries.
|25 ref. - Includes glossary and index