Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1963

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Wildlife Management

Abstract

Introduction: In the days of the early pioneers in South Dakota and other sparsely settled areas, there was no problem in finding a sufficient supply of water for drinking, cooking, and washing purposes. The problems of waste disposal were taken care of by the microorganisms in the soil, the microorganisms easily being able to keep pace with the few settlers. As cities and towns began to form, usually along a stream where there was an abundant supply of fresh water, sewage disposal became a growing problem. The easiest way to get rid of the sewage was to dump it into the stream below the town and let the current wash it away. This practice is still continued, even in some modern cities. (See more in Text)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sewage disposal -- South Dakota -- Brookings
Big Sioux River (S.D.)

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-116)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

124

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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