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*Ultra-cheap systems, based on the [[Kamal Kar]]'s work. Any applicable to this situation? [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] to find out.
 
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*[[How_to_make_and_use_a_sawdust_toilet|Sawdust bucket toilet], after Joseph Jenkins' [http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/humanure.html "Humanure Handbook"] (fundamental reference on this topic, free to [http://humanurehandbook.com/contents.html download]) -- hygienic, cheap, hard to screw up, makes great compost.
  
 
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Revision as of 03:39, 20 February 2010

Substitute for pit latrines, septic systems or conventional sewage handling with:

Financial model:

Possibly as cheap as $20 per household in warm areas, assuming shared toilet banks. Practical, realistic designs have not undergone the "value engineering" necessary for this application yet, so are still too costly, although clearly a cheap, basic, functional unit for any given climate could be created.

Water System

Priorities

  • public health is the overwhelming priority.
  • low cost is essential - if it's not cheap, it won't be used as much and won't achieve as much.
  • low ecological impact is very desirable if it doesn't compromise public health.
  • suitable for various cultural practices. Target users may be accustomed to using water to cleanse (but can most often cope with small amounts of water), or other anal cleansingDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. methods, so the device should ideally tolerate sticks, rocks, paper, or whatever else is likely to be thrown in.

Options

  • Composting toilet
  • Biogas toilet, too large scale for the specs; for longer term settlement (due to capital cost, time for construction); relatively unproven. (E.g. Bio Latrines in Kenyan Slums.)
  • Non-composting, non-biogas toilets
    • Emphasis on public health (rather than sustainability or treating the waste as a resource).
    • e.g. the BiPuDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD.
  • Ultra-cheap systems, based on the Kamal Kar's work. Any applicable to this situation? Chriswaterguy to find out.
  • What about small community based Constructed wetlands?
  • [[How_to_make_and_use_a_sawdust_toilet|Sawdust bucket toilet], after Joseph Jenkins' "Humanure Handbook" (fundamental reference on this topic, free to download) -- hygienic, cheap, hard to screw up, makes great compost.