G027: Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines
online resourceposted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Bob Reed
The addition of a vent pipe to a simple pit latrine is one way of reducing the nuisance of flies in the cubicle if the cubicle is kept clean and dark. This type of latrine is called a ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine. There are a number of designs to suit different situations but they all work in much the same way. This guide describes how they work and presents various designs and design details.
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CitationREED, B., 2014. G027: Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.
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NotesThis guide was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.