Clean drinking water and hygienic toilets

Educational tool for children and adults in developing countries

Because many people in developing countries do not have access to clean drinking water and toilets, they often fall ill with diarrhoea and other infectious diseases. In addition, as a result of the widespread use of open defection, faecal matter is washed into the upper layers of groundwater and water wells during floods caused by heavy rainfall. This makes the situation even worse.This brochure is intended to encourage children at school and adults to look for a reasonably functional toilet and to wash their hands after going to the toilet.

Dry WC, a hygienic and ecological solution

Dry toilets do not require flushing or connection to a septic tank or sewer system. Faeces and urine are collected in a 60 litre plastic barrel under the toilet seat. The plastic barrel, which can be closed with a lid, must be emptied just before it is full. 

The contents can be composted into valuable fertiliser, turned into biogas or disposed of in a landfill.

Parts of the urine can be collected in a separate container and used to fertilise plants.