Sewers stink! : how does waste go down?

by Flynn, Riley,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 628.3 Fly
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 628.3 Fly
Ever wonder how the sewer system works? Look no further! Discover the story behind the pipes beneath our feet. From facts on the first plumbing systems to information about how wastewater gets treated and cleaned. Readers will learn about why we need sanitation and the journey our waste and used water takes through the pipes.
A sewer runs through it
Plumbing through the ages
From flush to finish
How our wastewater affects our world.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sludge, wastewater, and cesspool are a few of the putrescent terms introduced by this informative entry in the Story of Sanitation series (4 titles). So, what does happen to the dirty water that disappears down toilets and drains? Flynn adopts a playful but knowledgeable tone as he walks readers through a quick history of waste disposal and sanitation practices (or the lack thereof we're looking at you, medieval Europe), from early sewers in Pakistan that never quite caught on to chamber pots and cesspools to flushing toilets and modern sewage treatment. A helpful breakdown of the five-step cleaning process, clearly illustrated with diagrams and photos, demystifies not only how wastewater is purified but why. Without becoming glib or overly reliant on gross-out humor, this book expertly filters its facts and fun.--Julia Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Fact finders. Story of sanitation.
Subjects Sewerage -- Juvenile literature.
Sewage disposal -- Juvenile literature.
Sewage disposal plants -- Juvenile literature.
Sewage -- Purification -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher [North Mankato, Minnesota] :Capstone Press a capstone imprint,2019
Audience Ages 8-10.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781543531138
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