Mechanical septic tank cleaning

India Water Portal
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:29

These trucks with a built in pump suck out septic tanks and pit latrines for a fee of Rs 1300/- ( 33 US $). They do the job cleanly and in 15 minutes. The waste is then deposited at a sewage treatment plant or for farmers to compost and use as fertilizer. A protocol for safe handling of the manure needs to be quickly developed as well as to tell farmers how much manure to use. Entrepreneurship and the private sector respond to a need quickly and create a better environment and a better use of resources but they do need research and regulatory help.

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