Interesting discussion on scheduled desludging vs on-demand desludging on Urban Sanitation and Hygiene dgroup (SNV)

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Interesting discussion on scheduled desludging vs on-demand desludging on Urban Sanitation and Hygiene dgroup (SNV)

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to the discussion on the urbsan dgroups mailing list which is currently being held. It's linked to an SNV learning activity around “Urban Sanitation – Professionalization of sludge emptying services”, but I'm sure contributions from other organisations are welcome. This week the discussion is on regularised desludging and there are quite some interesting contributions coming in from Indonesia and pertinent questions being asked from our Kenyan peers.

I'm not sure how to link SuSanA with this discussion, maybe one of the moderators can help here. Otherwise individual members can join the mailing list here: dgroups.org/snv/washasia/urbansan or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Re: Interesting discussion on scheduled desludging vs on-demand desludging on Urban Sanitation and Hygiene dgroup (SNV)

Dear Giacomo,

Thanks for mentioning this discussion on Dgroups on scheduled desludging versus on-demand desludging of septic tanks.
We've also had quite a lively discussion about this topic here on the forum in the past:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/99-fae...g-emptying-frequency

So I think quite a few people in the SuSanA community are interested in it.

I will ask the organiser of that Dgroup discussion (Antoinette) if she can copy the posts across to here or post a summary of the discussion here. Copying posts 1:1 would be good but may not be feasible without asking each contributor for permission as the Dgroup is a closed group whereas the SuSanA discussion forum is an open group (some people may not like to have their contributions in the open arena which we need to respect).

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Re: Interesting discussion on scheduled desludging vs on-demand desludging on Urban Sanitation and Hygiene dgroup (SNV)

Dear all,

The Dgroup discussion on Professionalizing Sludge Emptying services has just been completed yesterday. I am hereby posting the overall summary of the discussion for those who are interested.

There were 3 topics in the discussion:
1)To schedule or not to schedule desludging?
2)Occupational health and safety
3)What is the role of smart enforcement?

Over the course of the discussion we had 41 contributions, from 33 people from 16 countries if I have counted well :) The Dgroup discussion is an input for our learning event "Professionalizing sludge emptying services" in Manila next week. I will make sure that outputs of the event are also shared through this forum.

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Ant.

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