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Waterless Toilets to save Water

Waterless Toilets to save Water

N. Subburaman, a Scientist and entrepreneur was once met with a question. It is: “how is it possible to use a toilet when there is no water”. This question has led him to form the innovation of waterless toilet. He made the first waterless toilet in the year 2002. This toilet was called Ecosan. The technical name of the toilet was UDDT.

The construction of these toilets usually costs Rs.20,000, however it saves 8-10 liters of water per use. It has been stated by the Central Water Commission that the highest proportion of domestic water is used for flushing of toilets. This becomes a really big problem especially with areas which lack water. India also consists of the highest number of open defecators. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of facilities like flushing.

In the past few years, 2,000 of these toilets have been built on the banks of the Ganga and Cauveri, and the Tsunami hit coastal villages of Tamil Nadu. Many parts of the country especially those lacking proper water supply are finding use for Subburaman’s waterless toilets. The Tripura government has recently decided to construct 2,000 of these Ecosan toilets under the sustainable sanitation improvement program.


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