Published in: 2019
Research Brief, The Aquaya Institute
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The Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Nakuru, Kenya.
• Nakuru County in Kenya is a leader in advancing sanitation and piloting sanitation improvement programs.
• The majority of low-income residents use unlined dry pit latrines but would prefer pour-flush toilets.
• Most low-income areas have loose soil, so pits are prone to collapsing.
• When pits are full, residents commonly dig new pits rather than empty existing ones.
• Nakuru town has several treatment options for sewage and fecal sludge.
The Aquaya Institute (2019). Sanitation Policies, Practices and Preferences in Nakuru, Kenya. Research Brief, The Aquaya Institute
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