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Title: Evaluation of pour-flush latrines and pit management in Honduras
Authors: Kostyla, Caroline
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: KOSTYLA, C., 2017. Evaluation of pour-flush latrines and pit management in Honduras. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2668, 6pp.
Abstract: In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals criteria for sustainable sanitation, sanitation solutions must safely separate humans from waste and include safe disposal in situ or treatment off-site of excreta. In 2016, Water Mission conducted a cross-sectional evaluation assessing the function, use, and pit management of 15,644 pour-flush latrines installed in Colón, Honduras between 2007 and 2015. Continued function of 85% of latrines and continued use of 82% demonstrated viability of the latrines, at least up until the point of pit fill. Of the 15% of pits that had filled at the time of survey, nearly 77% of households had not taken any action to enable ongoing pit functionality, likely attributable to a lack of planning. Increased education and programming on pit management and the training of a local mason are now integrated into the employed approach in efforts to improve the longer-term viability of this sanitation solution.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31494
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