The Ecosan Latrine features a built-in system ensuring separate storage of feces, urine and cleaning water. This technology includes two separate chambers for urine and feces, allowing them to compost into plant nutrients and fertilizer, respectively. Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the Ecosan Latrine is not considered easy, as it requires special orientation and care. However, desludging is not required. The Ecosan Latrine is sustainable over the long-term, but is of higher cost comparable to a normal pit latrine.
Publicly available: Yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range: Free Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes
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