LINDA SOKO TEMBO Writes
IN an effort to bring about sustainable sanitation, a Zambian company has introduced waterless toilets that use sun and wind to transform human waste into a safe, neutral pathogen free material.
Enviro Loo Zambia Limited, director for finance and administration, Pamela Chali said access to sanitation was universal human rights and it was important that people had clean and safe toilets that were not environment friendly.
Ms Chali said her firm provided toilets that utilized sun and wind to transform human waste into a safe, neutral pathogen free material, without the use of water, chemicals or electricity.
She said the toilets were the most respectable, dignified safe loos and it was important that every household had access to them.
She said the toilets offered by her company apart from being waterless, they provided a safe, non-pollution, cost effective solution to the sanitation crisis, an evaporation and dehydration system.
“As an organisation we are committed to bringing forward the day when every person has access to sustainable sanitation facilities. This facility is environmentally friendly in communities, which have low water levels this is the product, which can be recommended for such area,” she said.
Ms Chali said some of the benefits of having Enviro Loo toilets were that they did not give out a smell, easy to install and that it only took about three days to install with non-polluting, zero discharge system among others.
She said they had done a number of installations in Lusaka and demo sites at Chawama Level One Hospital, George compound at Katabalala market and at Chainda basic school and Bauleni which were running projects under the Lusaka sanitation project.
“We have another project that we are doing with, Lusaka Water Sewerage Company (LWSC) under Lusaka Sanitation Project the installation of toilets in the households. We have units that are currently been installed in the community and the interest is quiet overwhelming,” she said.
Ms Chali said they were hopeful that different companies could come on board and help the communities especially the vulnerable and the low-income earners to provide them with such facilities.