The improvement of sanitation facilities is an important factor for improving public health.
|Planning, construction and operation of public and institutional latrines : a field manual based on proceedings from the HESAWA workshop on construction and use of public and institutional latrines held in Mwanza, Tanzania, 15-26 November 1991
|Year of Publication
|34 p.: fig.
|SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
|cab92/2, construction, design, design criteria, manuals, public toilets, tanzania, ventilated improved pit latrines
The improvement of sanitation facilities is an important factor for improving public health. The HESAWA Workshop in Tanzania in November 1989 has developed guidelines for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance for public latrines in Tanzania, although these guidelines are applicable for other developing countries. Public latrines at the market, bus terminals, schools and dispensaries are targeted, since they can have a major effect on public health. Planning considerations include easy access to clean water, convenience, and positioning. The technical specifications are given for the construction of several types of latrines, including material selection and measurements. The operation and maintenance section briefly explains what the responsibilities of the caretaker are, and ideas for management.