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Treatment of faecal sludge and disposal at household/local level

We are dealing with an extensive area which has been flooded, meaning that most of the local pit latrines have also been filled with water. The response plan is to empty them, treat and then dispose of the watery faeces locally, as there are no centralised options - this would ideally be at a household or very local level (they normally compost the faeces and use them on fields locally). An option currently being considered is lime dosing for quick treatment, but given that there will be a significant amount of watery sludge, I am expecting the values of hydrated lime needed to be quite high.

I would be interested to hear of any other treatment options which could be considered and have been used before.

Many thanks

Treatment of faecal sludge and disposal at household/local level

We are dealing with an extensive area which has been flooded, meaning that most of the local pit latrines have also been filled with water. The response plan is to empty them, treat and then dispose of the watery faeces locally, as there are no centralised options - this would ideally be at a household or very local level (they normally compost the faeces and use them on fields locally). An option currently being considered is lime dosing for quick treatment, but given that there will be a significant amount of watery sludge, I am expecting the values of hydrated lime needed to be quite high.

I would be interested to hear of any other treatment options which could be considered and have been used before.

Many thanks