Sandy & emergency sanitation in urban areas
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Sandy & emergency sanitation in urban areas 30 Oct 2012 23:08 #2560

  • jkeichholz
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With the recent hurricane in the US and flooded streets ==> www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/10...s-destruction/58492/ , I seriously wonder what kind of emergency sanitation (plan) there is in a MegaCity like NYC. Maybe not tiny Peepoo bags that need to be stripped over a tin, but still - wouldn't this be a good scenario for dry, bag-based toilets (~Separett Privy 500)? Maybe as a DIY manual on instructables for those who temporarily need to convert their flush toilet into a dry solution?

Most emergency sanitation options for flooded areas are for rural areas only, or developing countries (often with a reuse concept), but I am particularly wondering about a suitable option for those who live in densely populated areas with an otherwise existing sewage infrastructure that is temporarily overloaded.

In other words: what do people use instead? Buckets?
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Last Edit: 30 Oct 2012 23:22 by jkeichholz.
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Re: Sandy & emergency sanitation in urban areas 06 Nov 2012 14:26 #2595

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Temporary shelters with mobile toilets are usually made available during urban disasters (In US FEMA guidelines hurricane shelters are mentioned).

Bob Reed from WEDC recently gave a presentation on emergency urban sanitation - www.irc.nl/page/72531
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