Wastewater treatment and reuse: a guide for small towns
In low-and middle-income countries, small towns are growing rapidly and struggling to meet the increased demands of wastewater collection and treatment. To avert public health crises and continued environmental degradation, small towns are actively seeking safely managed sanitation solutions, appropriate for their scale, institutional capacity, financial resources and overarching needs.
A new World Bank guide, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: A Guide to Help Small Towns Select Appropriate Options, delves into the considerations for small town wastewater treatment. Targeting engineers and managers responsible for wastewater service provision, the guide provides an outline for identifying and selecting appropriate wastewater treatment processes for these types of settlements.