Composting toilets allow for waste disposal without water in the HELP project
| 01.16.2008 | 07:45:36 | Views: 2680 | ID:
January 16 '08: Sun-Mar toilets are composting units, rather than the traditional water-dependent toilets. In many emergency situations when water is not available, or the infrastructure is damaged, having composting toilets allows for easy transportation and quick set up for emergency sheltering as well as response and recovery operations.
Composting toilets have been incorporated into the Housing Every Last Person (HELP) project which builds affordable ($8,000) housing that runs on solar energy. Envirolet reported on the HELP project in 2005.Composting Toilet World reported that the HELP structure "measures 8 by 12 feet, [and] includes a kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping space for three. Solar power, a gravity-fed water supply and a composting toilet would make it self-suficient." The HELP structures can be moved from their construction location once they are no longer needed.
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