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Emergency dry toilet designs - free to download

Global events are leading to huge displacements of people around the world. Whether fleeing war or the many and varied impacts of climate change and ecosystem collapse, large groups of people are being forced to leave the comfort and security of their homes. Poor access to toilets and proper sanitation can exacerbate the problems that people face while they are on the move.

The two compost toilet designs below are can to be used to provide safe, clean sanitation for temporary situations. The Temporary Design allows for quick construction to protect the local environment and provide people with access to private, safe and clean facilities in an emergency situation. The Permanent Design is more labour and materials intensive to build, but is better suited to longer term use.

These designs provide a quick summary of just two of the many different dry sanitation options that are available online. There is a list of resources below which provides essential background reading before deciding on which option to select in your particular area and circumstances.

Dry toilet systems can save water, avoid pollution and provide a safe and hygienic sanitation option. However please note that these designs do not necessarily adhere to national or international design codes for sewage treatment (partly since dry systems are not, by definition, sewage), but are intended for emergency use in circumstances where an immediate solution is required.

Temporary Toilet Design     

Click here to download the Temporary Pit Toilet Design Print at A4 size.

Click here to download the French translation of the Plan d'installation temporaire de toilettes à fosse Print at A4 size. FH Wetland Systems is grateful to translators Paul Lenoir and Carole Lesimple and to Rossion Inc.

Permanent Toilet Design     

Click here to download the Permanent Compost Toilet Design. Print at A4 size

Click here to download the French translation of the Plan d'installation permanente de toilettes sèches Print at A4 size. FH Wetland Systems is grateful for the translators Manon Bénéat and Carole Lesimple and to Rossion Inc.

Follow these links for valuable background information:

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