Creating an Enabling Environment for Fecal Sludge Management: Baseline and Engineering Studies

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Creating an Enabling Environment for Fecal Sludge Management: Baseline and Engineering Studies

The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) launched in 2015 aims to achieve improvements along the entire urban sanitation chain in the state of Tamil Nadu, India by demonstrating innovations in two model urban locations – Tiruchirappalli city and Periyanaicken-palayam  (PNP) and Narasimhanaicken-palayam (NNP) town panchayats in Coimbatore district.

Towards implementing the programme in Tamil Nadu, and model urban locations, baseline and engineering studies were conducted. Further, additional studies to inform the programme was carried in non-typical terrains. The entire range of baseline and engineering studies conducted are presented below. 

Tamil Nadu State Baseline Study: Technical Assessment of Sanitation Chain
 TNUSSP carried out a baseline study in 36 urban local bodies across seven different agro- climatic zones to develop an understanding of the sanitation situation across the various region in the State of Tamil Nadu. Surveys and interview with a range of stakeholders - household members, masons, public toilet and community toilet operators, desludging operators, treatment facility operators and farmers informed this study, the findings of which are presented in this report. 

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Suitability of on-site Sanitation Systems across Tamil Nadu
On-site sanitation systems (OSS) remain the dominant household arrangement across the state of Tamil Nadu for urban sanitation. Given that these OSS are spread over different hydrogeological zones, factors such as aquifer systems, soil drainage characteristics,  groundwater levels and flood hazard areas have a bearing on their suitability.

A study was undertaken for the state of Tamil Nadu to understand how these factors collectively determine the suitability of OSS systems. This report presents the findings of this study.

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Baseline Studies for Urban Sanitation: Tiruchirappalli, Periyanaicken-palayam, Narasimhanaicken-palayam
 Baseline studies were undertaken in Tiruchirappalli city, PNP and NNP town panchayats with an aim to profile households, establishments and schools in these locations in terms of their arrangement for toilets, existing containment types, collection, conveyance, and disposal mechanism along with water supply and waste management arrangements. The findings from the study provide an overview of the gaps across the sanitation chain in the study locations and help in programme planning and implementation.

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Kilakarai Baseline Study for Urban Sanitation
 Kilakarai is a coastal town in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. TNUSSP carried out a baseline study in Kilakarai municipality to understand the current situation of access to sanitation and  arrangements made for fecal sludge management in households and establishments. The findings from the study provide an overview of the gaps and challenges across the sanitation chain in Kilakarai. 

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Kodaikanal Baseline Study for Urban Sanitation
 Kodaikanal is a town in the hills of Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. TNUSSP carried out a baseline study in Kodaikanal municipality to understand the current situation of access to sanitation and arrangements made for fecal sludge management in households and establishments. The findings from the study provide an overview of the gaps and challenges across the sanitation chain in Kodaikanal.
 
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Compendium of Innovative Technologies for Urban Sanitation
 This is a Compendium of technology options for various components in the urban sanitation chain. This Compendium is contextual to the geographic and economic conditions for the state of Tamil Nadu and aims to provide the user with a broad range of innovative sanitation systems and technologies that can be implemented on the ground.

This document is designed to act as a reference guide and decision support tool for technical professionals of the urban local bodies, sanitation practitioners, and urban planners to select the appropriate technological intervention.

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