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G029: Pit latrines for special circumstances

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Bob Reed
Whilst pit latrines are often the most suitable form of sanitation in low-income communities, there are some situations which present particular challenges for designers and builders. These situations include locations where rock is close to the surface, so preventing the excavation of a deep pit, or in cold climates where solids do not decompose as readily as in warmer environments. This guide examines the problems these circumstances present and suggests ways in which some of the difficulties can be overcome.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Guide

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REED, B., 2014. G029: Pit latrines for special circumstances. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

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© WEDC, Loughborough University

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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

9781843801771

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:21820

Language

en

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