Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

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Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

Innovations Unlimited constructed a Toilet at the Local BDO office near Kolkata, India for its Tata Housing SWACHH CSR Project.

The Toilet received, rave reviews for its innovative superstructure.

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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

Dear Ms. Promita,

Thanks for sharing the demonstration pdf, it seems to be a promising solution to provide better sanitation facility to the people.

I am looking for sanitary solutions in rural areas of Rajasthan where water scarcity is a problem.

I would like to know few things about this model you have installed in Kolkata..
1. What is the Avg. cost to install this system?
2. What is the water consumption in using this pan?
3. As the pits are 3.5 ft deep, what is the duration of slurry disposal?
4. Technology and Methodology adopted for faceal slurry management?
5. Features of the Superstructure shown in PPT and its durability?
6. This toilet is to be used by a single house members or multiple houses?
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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

You could try long term composting toilets which have been installed in Bihar and now Mart is working on a World Bank project in Rajasthan -pls see attachment

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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

Good innovation.
Just want to know where its substructure is most suitable interms of geotechnical conditions.

Osbert Atwijukye
Msc Civil Eng student Makerere University
Engineer at Water For People-Uganda
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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

How will this work during monsoon when there is water logging and what will happen to the pit . Also the leach pit lets to urin and water go in the ground water . Risk is that it is also taking a lot of pathogens in the ground water ?? Pls comment
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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

In Kolkata and almost whole state of West West Bengal water table is very high quite unsafe for leach pit. The technology is causing sever ground water pollution.
Even in areas having very low ground water table this ring channel needs to be improved. There is no honey comb/ holes in ring channels. Leaching of water/ effluent will be only through the bottom. Due to accumulation of sludge at bottom, it becomes almost impervious. Therefore there is frequent filling of pits. In such case there is problem of safe removal of septage/ faecal sludge- a major problem.
What is innovative idea with the superstructure? what is the material, its life and cost?
pawan

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Foundation for Environment and Sanitation
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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

Dr Jha

You are absoloutly right .The cabin is the last issue

Firstly a leech pit should have a second leech storage so the pathogens are removed otherwise the risk of 30-50% pasthogens going into the groundwater .

Also with the water tablets and flooding -how will this work during monsoon

Leech pit also has to be emptied after drying -which is like digging rocks and then this has to be crushed to put back into the soil .Do the villages have this facility

Why are these issues not being discussed in the Govt level so they can come with a certain standard for the toilets . Which are safe and user friendly and improve the water condition .



We are promoting long term composting toilets which can be built and upscaled -and are easy to maintain .

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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

Interesting innovation. My only concern would be that of flood - what would happen in case of floods?

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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

hi,
Our NGO is Constructing Individual Household Toilets with Tradidional Brick Cement Mortar Works in GUJARAT under Swach Bharat Mission.

Thanks Regards
Rashesh Sompura
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Re: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

This Traditional toilets are having minimum 25 yrs of lifespan.
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This is a two leach pit model . Evidently it has many drawbacks

1. The pathogens are going into the ground water (30-50%)

2. When the pit is full -it is left todry and digging the pit to remove the dried fecal waste is not easy s the content becomes like a rock . This finally has to be ground to put back in the soil .Are these facilities available in the vilages .

3. How will this function during monswoons

4. Flushing is required -and it needs 4-5 lit of water -other wise the toilet is not clean and smels . Is this qty of water available .

Just wondering if there has been a study on this type of toilet as this is becoming popular but is it saving water and improving the health of the comunity .If the answer is yes then why are 50% of the toilets constructed not being used .
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Re: Reply: Construction of Toilet (with Innovative Superstructure) at the Local Govt Office for TATA Housing's SWACHH CSR Project, India

We have been manufacturing prefabricated ferrocement components and assemble them in to a full toilet with a septic tank. The first 500 toilets were installed in 1994 and are still functioning well. These are low water (1.5-2 liter) using toilets. We are attaching two photographs showing the toilet super structure and the septic tank.The life of these can easily be fifty years.Ferrocement is a green technology with carbon foot print reduced by about 50% as compared to conventional brick masonry construction.No chances of ground water contamination. 

Ashok Jain, PhD



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