Sanitary Engineering is the application of engineering methods to improve sanitation of human communities, primarily by providing the removal and disposal of human waste, and in addition to the supply of safe potable water.
The Relation of the engineer to public health work was discussed by Abel Wolman at Detroit last year, with the result that much interest has been aroused in the performance of different
groups of workers and in the means of bettering their present functioning. Such betterments should come chiefly through educational, research and administrative lines, respectively. The expression "Sanitary Engineering
" seems no longer to be acceptable to many. At the International Conference in London, last year, the president in his opening remarks proposed that the term " Sanitation Engineering " be used.