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G030: Septic tank and aqua privy design

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Bob Reed
Using water to flush faeces away from a toilet ensures that the waste is separated from the user, helping to control smells and flies. It allows the toilet facilities to be located inside the home, for the convenience and security of the user, especially women and housebound people. The water used for flushing however now needs to be treated and if public sewers are not nearby, a septic tank provides a simple but effective method of removing the worst of the contaminants. This guide is about disposing of human wastes and sullage using septic tanks and aqua privies. It describes how they work and discusses how they are designed and constructed.

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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., 2011. G030: Septic tank and aqua privy design. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

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

2011

Notes

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

ISBN

9781843801696

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:21807

Language

en

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