This is a case study of Lesotho's low-cost urban sanitation project that evolved into a successful nationwide programme.
|Title||Low-cost urban sanitation in Lesotho|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Secondary Title||Water and sanitation discussion paper series|
|Pagination||xiii, 46 p.: boxes, drwngs., photogr.|
|Place Published||Washington, DC, USA|
|Keywords||ability to pay, cab94/3, case studies, design, financing, health education, health impact, institutional framework, instructional aids, lesotho, lesotho maseru, local production, low-income communities, private sector, recommendations, sustainable development, urban areas, ventilated improved pit latrines|
This is a case study of Lesotho's low-cost urban sanitation project that evolved into a successful nationwide programme. As conventional flush toilets are still considered a luxury by the majority of the population, the Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrine was introduced. This report describes the approach taken by the Urban Sanitation Improvement Team (USIT) to design, test and promote a technically adequate, affordable and socially acceptable latrine using only minimal governmental and external financing, and employing private sector local builders who are trained in latrine construction.
|Custom 1||321.4, 824|