Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

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Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Hi All,

Are there any norms / standards for design of Community toilet and a public toilet available ? in terms of number of persons per toilet seat, bathing unit etc and at what distances should this facility be located from the settlements etc.

Please do share this norms/standards with us.

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Hi, Assim,

Here are a couple of things that might be helpful:
  1. Global Guideline for Practical Public Toilet Design ICC G3-2011. World Toilet Organization and International Code Council Development Committee, 2011 shop.iccsafe.org/icc-g3-2011-global-guid...toilet-design-1.html Unfortunately, it looks like you have to buy it but here is an overview. shop.iccsafe.org/media/wysiwyg/material/7053S11-toc.pdf
  2. Toilet Design Resourceshttp://www.phlush.org/public-restroom-planning/books/
  3. PHLUSH Public Restroom Design Principles. www.phlush.org/public-restroom-planning/...m-design-principles/
I am interested to see what else you find. Good luck.

Carol

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Hi Carol,

Thanks for the document. i will surely share with you documents on standards that i find.

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Dear Aasim, greetings from Bangalore where I am currently working with CDD-BORDA. We have also been discussing guidelines for management/regulation of communal/public toilets and we'd be interested to know what you came up with. Attached are a few documents that I found on the internet. best regards, Jonathan

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Dear Aasim,

I doubt that it will be very usefull for you but for the other francophones community members, I attach the french norms for public toilets.

In French:
Je doute que ces documents ne vous soient très utiles, mais pour les membres francophones de ce forum je vous joins les deux normes réglementant les toilettes publiques en france.

Cordialement,

Ben

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Hi Jonathan and Ben,

Thanks for the documents. Please find attached document on Global Guideline for Practical Public Toilet Design for your reference.


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Jonathan : In Indian context we also found only this one document that you shared with us --guidelines for community toilets by Ministry of urban affairs and employment , GOI.

Thanks.

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Re: Standards or norms for design of Community and Public toilet

Dear Aasim.

For Community Toilet Complexes we usually take a thumb rule of 1 seat for 25 - 30 persons. Usually 1 for every 25 women but that's ridiculous.

There are no norms for bathing areas or child friendly seats.

Another thumb rule for CTCs is that it should cater to 5 meter radii. However, as I have seen with slums, during peak hours, due to the density of population and lack of household toilet, the CTCs can become unusable and encourage defecating in the open. So finalization of number of seats can be arrived at, by meeting with the community aside from the thumb rule.

This is the case for a CTC, which will obviously differ in case of a Public Toilet having a floating population.

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