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Faecal sludge reuse interventions : the Arborloo and Fossa Alterna : case studies of multiple use of water in Ethiopia

While both the Arborloo and Fossa Alterna are composting toilets, the Fossa Alterna consists of permanent concretised structures, whereas the Arborloo is a non-re-enforced shallow pit for short-term use. Every time an Arborloo pit is full, a new pit is dug. Challenges for uptake: Ecological sanitation, especially the Arborloo, was found to be acceptable for all types of communities, particularly in rural areas. In urban and peri-urban settings with smaller and permanent compounds, the Fossa Alterna was the preferred ecological sanitation technology. [authors abstract]

TitleFaecal sludge reuse interventions : the Arborloo and Fossa Alterna : case studies of multiple use of water in Ethiopia
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBakker, E., Boelee, E.
Secondary TitleMUStRAIN case
Volume4a
Pagination9 p.; 5 fig.; 3 tab.
Date Published2013-10-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsecological sanitation, ethiopia, faecal sludge management [FSM], pit latrines
Abstract

While both the Arborloo and Fossa Alterna are composting toilets, the Fossa Alterna consists of permanent concretised structures, whereas the Arborloo is a non-re-enforced shallow pit for short-term use. Every time an Arborloo pit is full, a new pit is dug. Challenges for uptake: Ecological sanitation, especially the Arborloo, was found to be acceptable for all types of communities, particularly in rural areas. In urban and peri-urban settings with smaller and permanent compounds, the Fossa Alterna was the preferred ecological sanitation technology. [authors abstract]

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