Etudes de cas
Urine diversion dehydration toilets in rural schools, Nyanza, Western and other provinces, Kenya
Case study of sustainable sanitation projects
The EcoSan Promotion Project (EPP) was an EU-funded and SIDA and GTZ co-funded project component embedded in the Water Sector Reform Program of GTZ water program. The project started in November 2006 and ended in May 2010. Within the project period 263 double vault Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilets (UDDTs) were constructed in 70 schools and also a certain (still unknown) number of school toilets via the WSTF. The project’s aim was to develop, test and promote the reuse orientated sanitation (ecosan) concepts for large and small-scale applications in mostly rural and peri-urban areas of Kenya.
There is an interesting section on lessons learnt on technical and software issues in this case study based on follow up visits in 2010 by Kenyan consultants. One major lesson learnt is that the lack of contribution by the school and community has led to insufficient ownerships with negative impact on O&M. Moreover high construction costs, cumbersome management of urine and the low number of provided facilities per school are weak points of this project.
Kraft, L., Rieck, C.
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
primary, secondary, Western, Nyanza, Province, Wakala, Osumba, Odhiambo, Oyango
Kraft, L., Rieck, C. (2011). Urine diversion dehydration toilets in rural schools, Nyanza, Western and other provinces, Kenya - Case study of sustainable sanitation projects. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA).