R. Franceys, J. Pickford & R. Reed
Water, Engineering and Development Centre
Loughborough University of Technology
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A guide to the development of on-site sanitation/R. Franceys, J. Pickford & R. Reed
1. Sanitation 2. Toilet facilities 3. Waste disposal, Fluid methods I. Pickford, J. II. Reed, R. III. Title
ISBN 92 4 154443 0
(NLM Classification: WA 778)
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