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Rural Village Waste Management 01 Apr 2014 11:54 #8055

  • messiah
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Good day all,
I am from the rural of the rural areas in South Africa northwest province,where the majority of the community uses pit toilets.Is there anyway that we can use to drain or burn the waste in the pit toilet,instead of digging another whole once the old one is full?

Re: Rural Village Waste Management 01 Apr 2014 19:02 #8059

  • mwaniki
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Hi Messiah

We published abridged work entitled 'Technology Review of Urine diverting dry toilet (UDDT)' by Dr. Elisabeth Muench,Heike Hoffman & Christian Rieck in our June-July 2013 edition of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene pages 18-22.

Please visit our website www.afriwater.org/publications and click pdf publications for the link.Please see if you could learn something from these experts.

And I do remember as Christian Rieck as having done a lot of work in Naivasha,Kenya on similar projects.Am sure he will be of help.

There are other ways to suppress the waste and am sure other members of the forum will come up with answers pretty soon.

Kind regards / Mwaniki
Am the publisher of the Africa Water,Sanitation & Hygiene and the C.E.O. of Transworld Publishers Ltd.,Nairobi-Kenya.
Last Edit: 01 Apr 2014 19:17 by mwaniki.

Re: Rural Village Waste Management 02 Apr 2014 06:14 #8072

  • F H Mughal
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Dear Messiah,

In some of the rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan, I have seen sweepers taking the contents of the pit in the bucket and spreading it in the open areas, away from the housing. Though, not a healthy practice, for this, you need open spaces (plenty in rural villages here)and, relatively high ambient temperatures (the weather is hot here, 9 out of 12 months). You also need services of sweepers. They are available here - the labour in rural areas is dirt cheap.


F H Mughal
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