Published in: 2015
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In November of 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines devastating homes and families in its path. The response by the government and international community was swift as shelter kits were distributed and “bunkhouse-style” temporary housing built for displaced persons. As these needs were met, new problems emerged, among them was how to properly manage the large quantities of localized human waste newly generated in the evacuation areas. The response was to develop septage management treatment plants to meet these new needs. Two such treatment plants were constructed in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte, both plants utilize the lime stabilization method of treatment.
This report will cover an overview of the two septage management projects, discuss the challenges and successes of each system, and share best practices and lessons learned from lime stabilization in emergency settings.
This library entry consists of two publications:
1) City of Tacloban Septage Management Plant: Construction Plans and Bill of Quantities (July 2015)
2) Achieving Total Sanitation, Part I: Emergency Response (September 2015)
UNICEF Philippines (2015). PhATS Technical Note - Septage Management.
Camps (emergency or longer term) Case studies in other formats East Asia & Pacific English Faecal sludge treatment processes Technical drawings Urban (entire city)
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