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TitleThe challenges of dealing with full VIP latrines
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
AuthorsStill, DA, Salisbury, RH, Foxon, KM, Buckley, CA, Bhagwan, JN
Pagination12 p.; 7 fig.; 2 tab.
Date Published2012-01-01 ?
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, excreta disposal systems, on-site disposal, south africa, ventilated improved pit latrines

Fully waterborne sanitation is only practically and economically possible for homes located in towns and cities, and not even for all of those. In South Africa’s drive to provide basic sanitation for all over two million VIPs and other on-site sanitation systems have been built since the early ‘90s, as many again are yet to be built, and sooner or later all on-site sanitation systems require emptying. This paper looks at the following questions: At what rate does faecal waste accumulate in on-site sanitation systems? What are Water Services Authorities in South Africa doing about the management of faecal waste from on-site sanitation systems, especially VIPs? What technologies are available, in South Africa and elsewhere for the emptying of VIPs? What new technologies for VIP emptying are under development and  testing? What disposal options are available for faecal waste? What is the cost of faecal waste management? Is there any evidence for the effectiveness of pit additives? These questions are all significant in understanding the sustainability of dry sanitation systems. [authors abstract]

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