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Honey-suckers: sanitation systems without pipes, eco-san at work?

In Bengaluru in southern India, tanker drivers known as honey suckers provide a valuable sanitation service, collecting faecal sludge from households not served by the sewerage network. Much of this is used to fertilise crops on surrounding farmland, and researchers believe the system deserves to be formalised, to enhance the benefits while addressing safety concerns.

TitleHoney-suckers: sanitation systems without pipes, eco-san at work?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKvarnström, E, Verhagen, J, Nilsson, M, Srikantaiah, V, Singh, K, Ramachandran, S
Pagination41 slides
Date Published2012-01-31
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsagriculture, faeces, india bengaluru, recycling, sanitation services, sludge treatment, solid waste recycling, urban areas
Abstract

In Bengaluru in southern India, tanker drivers known as honey suckers provide a valuable sanitation service, collecting faecal sludge from households not served by the sewerage network. Much of this is used to fertilise crops on surrounding farmland, and researchers believe the system deserves to be formalised, to enhance the benefits while addressing safety concerns.

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