Does anyone have an estimate of how much a SaTo pan reduces rubbish inflow into a pit latrine?

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Does anyone have an estimate of how much a SaTo pan reduces rubbish inflow into a pit latrine?

Hello everyone,
I am doing research on filling rates of unlined pit latrines in Kampala and noticed that after installing a SaTo pan the inflow of rubbish into the pit continues, even if it becomes less.
I took pictures of the surface of the sludge before and after but that is not enough to reach a decent estimate of the average effect of the SaTo on rubbish inflow.

Does anyone have data or an idea of this?
I read quite some articles online but none give such an estimate..

Best regards to all and thanks for any input!

Good weekend,
Alice
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Re: Does anyone have an estimate of how much a SaTo pan reduces rubbish inflow into a pit latrine?

Hi Alice,

I recommend that you contact Sanitation Solutions Group ( sanitationsolutionsgroup.com/ ) who do professional pit emptying in Kampala. They also promote and execute the installation of SaTo pan in order to reduce solid waste in latrine pits. They charge their customers extra for solid waste retrieved from pits when emptying. Thus, I assume that they will have observed a reduction of solid waste in pits before and after installation of SaTo, and if you are lucky, they have even recorded it.. for your easy access and use. Good luck!

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Hajo

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