Sanitary Reform—introduction of the systematic sewerage in English and American cities
Sanitary Survey (the term did not exist at the time)—investigation of the sanitary conditions in a city and their correspondence with public health status for later use in planning of the sewerage system
Filth Theory—a theory stating that infections could be caused by “miasmatic affluvia” or “aeriform poison”
Cistern—a container for collection of rainwater Cesspool—a receptacle for excrements and filth in the form of a pit Privy Vault—a water closet from which the excrements were drained to a cesspool Private Lot Waste Removal—a system of house-drains and common sewers, privy vaults and cesspools that were build by all households and businesses. The sewers were originally intended to provide drainage ...