Urban Wastewater Management in the United States: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Urban Wastewater Management in the United States: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Steven J. Burian and Stephan J. Nix and Robert Pitt and S. Rocky Durrans},
  journal={Journal of Urban Technology},
  pages={33 - 62}
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