Zimbabwe: Allow Construction of Pit Latrines, Urban Councils Told

Jan 14, 2008 – URBAN councils in Zimbabwe should consider relaxing sanitation by-laws to allow residents to construct pit latrines on their premises for use in emergency situations, an expert said yesterday.

Consultant and former Water and Sanitation Institute director Engineer Ngoni Mudege said it was high time local authorities put in place measures to deal with the water crisis residents in most of these areas were experiencing.

Link to the allAfrica article

One response to “Zimbabwe: Allow Construction of Pit Latrines, Urban Councils Told

  1. This would be a perfect time to opt for urine diversion dry toilets (UDDT). Urine diversion leads to a valuable fertiliser, urine, and keeps the faeces dry which allows easier composting. The composted faeces are a perfect soil conditioner. You have experts on such UDDTs in Simbabwe, e.g. Peter Morgan from Aquamor, Harare. He wrote a book: Toilets that Make Compost.

    Best regards,
    Martin

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