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July 3, 1897

WHAT TO DO WITH THE WASTE WATER OF A COUNTRY HOUSE.

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WEST FAIRVIEW, PA.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):26. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270026001l

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For the convenience of studying this subject, country houses are divided into three classes: 1. Those which have water service and use water closets for the disposal of excreta just as in the city. 2. Those in which the excreta are disposed of by some method of dry closet; sewers not being necessary, but some form of drain for carrying the waste waters from the kitchen sink, bath, etc. 3. Those which have no water service, no bath, etc., a condition found in by far the greater number of houses outside of the cities. In such a house a slop bowl should be put up in some convenient place, either in the house or outside, and connected with a surface or subsoil drain. In England, where much attention has been paid to the subject of draining isolated houses, the general opinion seems to be that some form of surface drain

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