SEWBER – Septic Aggregator Application

2016 - 2018 • Saraplast Pvt Ltd

Purpose

To develop and commercialize an Uber-like app that can reduce the amount of untreated waste released into the environment in urban and peri-urban locations in 2 pilot cities in India

Activities

Customers will be able to book a septage/pluming cleaning service from any part of India, based on the real time information. There would also be a toll free number for people to call on and book services if they do have access to a smart phone. This application will be used by septic vendors and their customers.

The pilot would be carried out in Pune and Bangalore.

The SEWBER application would bridge the gap between septic services demand and supply. It would help scale the number of trips for vendors from an average 5-6 trips/day to an additional 8-9 trips/day in the first year. This would result in collection and responsible disposal of approximately 78,000 litres of sewage in a day per vendor compared to approximately 30,000 litres being disposed currently. SWEBER would create a competitive septic/drain market and boost the septic industry, which is otherwise looked down upon. SEWBER would help stabilize the septic service prices.

Sara Plast would like to assess the feasibility of using a technology based aggregation platform to remove market matching inefficiencies and inadequacies between demand and supply, in the septage management market especially the desludging market. This concept, if proven, could open doors to broader applications across the value chain, while increasing market efficiency and promoting standardization. Sara Plast, a market leader in development of innovative solutions in the sanitation space will be closely involved in the study, and will potentially take forward (to implementation) the concept upon establishment of viability.

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Objectives

- To develop and commercialize an Uber-like app that can reduce the amount of untreated waste released into the environment in urban and peri-urban locations in 2 pilot cities in India, thereby improving the health and livelihoods of the poor.
- To build a mobile based application, which would be a one stop platform for all customers that need on demand septic services and drain cleaning.

Further information

Septic vendors would pay an initial registration fee of Rs 1000/- to download the mobile application. A commission of 10 % would be earned by SEWBER on complete transactions (trips carried out by the septic tanks) as the aggregator. Vendors would also have the option of advertising on the application for an additional fee per month. If a vendor or its drivers do not own smart phones, the same would be provided by SEWBER on EMI basis as well.

This grant has been made to 3S, a for - profit, sanitation business operating in 8 states in India to support the development of an uber like app, "sewber" to improve collection and disposal of fecal waste in 2 pilot cities: Pune and Bangalore. At the moment we are in the development stage. We have just completed the market research study.

3S is a Saraplast enterprise.

The name of the company is Saraplast Pvt Ltd ( also known as 3S, its brand name).

Filter tags

Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Emptying and transport (non sewered) Faecal sludge treatment processes India Other Other Peri-urban Practitioners Private sector, including social enterprises Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries Urban (entire city)

Attached files

Concept of SEWBER

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.48 MB

Objectives and scope of the study

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.97 MB

Links

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 335 partners

Show all partners »

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

26th SuSanA Meeting, Stockholm!

The 26th SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on 25 August 2018 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It will be hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) together with the SuSanA secretariat.

 

More information can be found on the meeting page »

SuSanA meetings

Jobs

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 2300 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSana partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close