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“How to make a simple pit latrine and grow fruit trees!” : an ecological approach to sanitation in Uganda using Arborloo and Fossa Alterna

Summary of two ecological sanitation options used in Uganda: the simplest and most widely used is the “Arborloo”, which is popular particularly among women because it is relatively simple to construct; and a more durable structure called the “Fossa alterna”. The construction cost of these two design types is comparable to that of upgrading a traditional pit latrine. The EcoSan toilets generate valuable compost allowing for the possibility of cost recovery for households in the long term.

Title“How to make a simple pit latrine and grow fruit trees!” : an ecological approach to sanitation in Uganda using Arborloo and Fossa Alterna
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSmet, J.E.M.
Secondary TitleLeaPPS case / IRC, SNV, Netwas Uganda
Volumeno. 2
Pagination2 p. : 4 fig.
Date Published2008-03-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedDelft, The Netherlands
Keywordsappropriate technology, composting latrines, construction, sdiafr, sdisan, site selection, uganda
Abstract

Summary of two ecological sanitation options used in Uganda: the simplest and most widely used is the “Arborloo”, which is popular particularly among women because it is relatively simple to construct; and a more durable structure called the “Fossa alterna”. The construction cost of these two design types is comparable to that of upgrading a traditional pit latrine. The EcoSan toilets generate valuable compost allowing for the possibility of cost recovery for households in the long term.

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