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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT (Editor) (2003): Sustainable Wastewater Management. A handbook for smaller communities. MNE: Wellington. URL [Accessed: 24.08.2010].

This handbook was written to guide small communities in New Zealand to adopt sustainable wastewater management practices. Those communities considering an alternative system to their existing one need guidance on the way to organise a scheme and the work required to deliver an appropriate solution. Such a solution needs to be acceptable to the authorities that protect our public health and environment and yet is affordable to the community. Sometimes the technology is conventional, and sometimes it needs to be less so in order to ensure its affordability. Sometimes all that is required is a little basic knowledge on the finance sources available for a community scheme.