Design and Maintenance of Rural Water Supply Systems for Improved Performance

by Paul D. Robillard, Penn State Univ, University Park, United States,
Ronald L. Droste, Penn State Univ, University Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource?In Search of Solutions


During the period 1980-1990 the United Nations sponsored a comprehensive effort to bring potable water supplies throughout the world. For many urban and rural areas in developing countries access to potable water was a first step toward a higher standard of living and quality of life. Many of the systems were constructed utilizing local labor for excavation, and placement of supply and distribution lines as well as fabrication of all water storage and control structures.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water storage | Water supply | Rural areas | Maintenance and operation | Drinking water | Structural control

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