Why Did They Become Pipe-Bound Cities?: Early Water and Sewerage Alternatives in Swedish Cities
2002 (English)In: Public Works Management & Policy, ISSN 1087-724X, E-ISSN 1552-7549, Vol. 6, no 3, 172-172-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
For decades and even centuries, Swedish towns, prompted by the need for clean water, haddiscussedpotential water systems. Some towns haddevelopedplans, but it was first in the secondhalf of the 19th century that the gradual conversion was made to pipe-boundsystems for water andsanitation. Not until 1863, after towns hadgainedthe authority to collect taxes, borrow money, lay pipes through private compounds, and monitor the urban environment, did infrastructure development become the task of local government. Cholera epidemics and fire protection (and thus lower insurance fees) were among the factors motivating the town councils andproperty owners. Especially from 1875 on, the hygienic value of water was also emphasizedin the effort to enforce public health legislation. Pipes for the systems were importedanddesigns emulated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2002. Vol. 6, no 3, 172-172-185 p.
History Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95475DOI: 10.1177/1087724X0263003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95475DiVA: diva2:635540