Low maintenance costs.
No electricity required.
Soft, clean water without bad-tasting minerals.
Reduces storm run-off and erosion.
One, two, three | Simple
Sanitation system that is easy to transport, install and use. No need for special knowledge. It’s a plug & play solution. Two people can install a unit within 3 hours. No sewer or water connections needed.
Energy self-sufficient | Waterless
No power connection, solar panels or batteries required. It is energy self-sufficient and makes use of the sun and natural climatic conditions. No precious water is needed for operation.
Robust | Durable
Specifically designed and produced for semi-arid and arid climate regions, it can be used over decades under those conditions. The material is UV-stabilized, dirt-repellent and ideal for sanitation facilities
No maintenance | No excipients
No need for water, chemical, or other excipients. No wear parts. No maintenance.
About 50% of us struggle with water shortages – for several villages, year after year is about being hit by drought due to irregular rain patterns. This carries a high cost in terms of…
Disease. Water is taken from the contaminated location or the same sources used for bathing and washing clothes.
Time and Effort. Mothers and children sometimes walk 4-12 hours for water.
Ignorance. Children getting water can’t be in school.
Poverty. Time fetching water can’t be used to create income.
Danger. Hippos and crocodiles and other natural predators may live in or near the river or lake.
2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2015).
One in ten people have no choice but to defecate in the open (WHO/UNICEF 2015).
Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year (WASH watch 2016).
Disease transmission at work, mostly caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, causes 17 percent of all workplace deaths (ILO 2003).
Loss of productivity due to illnesses caused by lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices is estimated to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP (Hutton 2012).
Poor sanitation costs Kenya, Kshs 27 billion annually, equivalent to US$324 million (WSP 2012), This sum is the equivalent of US$8 per person in Kenya per year or 0.9 per cent of the national GDP.
Open defecation costs Kenya US$88 million per year, yet eliminating the practice would require less than 1.2 million latrines to be built and used (WSP 2012).
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