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G026: Pour-flush latrines

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Bob Reed
Simple latrine pits offer a basic level of service to the user. Pour-flush latrines provide an improved option in terms of use, maintenance and construction. They are a cross between a pit latrine and a septic tank or sewer. A small amount of water is used to flush excreta out of a collection pan, down a short pipe and into a pit. A water trap, if fitted, fills with water to form a seal and isolates the pit from the user – an effective way of controlling smells and flies. This guide examines the pros and cons of selecting a pour-flush latrine as an on-site sanitation option.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Guide

Citation

REED, B., 2014. G026: Pour-flush latrines. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This guide was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

ISBN

9781843801573

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:21748

Language

en

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