Published in: 2007
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Background: To show that it is possible to build and operate an urban community with sustainable approaches to sanitation, water use, solid waste management and infrastructure, a bold new project has been initiated by the Dongsheng District in Erdos Municipality, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The city, in partnership with a private construction company, has collaborated with the Sida-financed EcoSanRes Programme in the development of a new town with four and five-storey buildings, a nursery school and a commercial centre. Phase 1 includes 825 apartments, on-site ecostation and greywater treatment system and was completed in 2006. All phase 1 apartments have been sold at market price and families are taking up residence. This eco-town represents the first major attempt in China - and the world - to build an entire town applying on-site ecological sanitation (ecosan).
EcoSanRes (2007). Sweden-China, Erdos eco-town project, Dongsheng, Inner Mongolia. EcoSanRes
East Asia & Pacific English Europe & Central Asia Greywater or wastewater Peri-urban Urban (entire city) Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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