Toilets That Make Compost
Most People in rural Africa do not have access to safe toilets and their health and well-being suffers as a consequence. There is an urgent need for the construction of simple, low-cost, affordable toilets that are easy to build and maintain. Toilets that make compost provides practical examples of toilets that, in addition to providing a safe sanitation option, also recycle the nutrients in excreta to produce compost. This compost is valued wherever wherever households have enough space to grow fruit and vegetables in their back gardens; the designs are suitable for regions where there is no high water table or prolonged wet season. This book provides detailed instructions for constructing a range of toilets from the simplest and most affordable to the more sophisticated ecological toilet.
Table of Contents
Prelims (Praise for the book, Contents, Acknowledgements, Figures)
1. Introduction; Compost-Making Toilets
2. Arborloo - The Single Pit Compost Toilet
3. Fossa alterna - The Double Pit Compost Toilet; Low Cost Pedestals for Simple Pit Toilets
4. Urine-diverting Toilets
5. Upgrading the Toilet System; Odour and Fly Control; A Matter of Hygiene and Hand Washing
6. How to Use Toilet Compost in the Garden; How to Use Urine in the Garden
7. Summary; Conclusions
Back Matter (Bibliography)
‘Toilets that make compost is a truly excellent book, full of sound practical advice. The Arborloo sanitation system needs to be used much more widely and it will then make a substantial contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.’ Professor Duncan Mara, University of Leeds, UK ‘Rarely does a book come along that can change the world, but Toilets that Make Compost is one such book. The Arborloo toilet, created by Morgan, has taken off in Ethiopia with tens of thousands now in use and increasing each day. This book is highly recommended to agencies that want to make a difference in the world.’ Dr Mayling Simpson-Hebert, Catholic Relief Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Sub Title N/A Author Peter Morgan Editor No Number of Pages 112 Format Paperback / softback
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