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Technical Report

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Groundwater, fresh water supply, surface water


The objective of this study was to review the current state of the art in rural water system technology. This was to be accomplished by a literature review of the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC), National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and Smithsonian Science Information Exchange (SSIE). This literature search was to be augmented by interviews with consulting engineers, operating system managers and industrial literature. Both groundwater and surface water technology was to be reviewed. The technology was then to be grouped into four classes: (1) current technology, (2) technology which has been developed, but not currently being used, (3) technology under development which looks promising, and (4) research needed. After the searches were conducted, it became feasible to combine group (2) and (3) into one group entitled technology under development but not fully utilized.

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