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From: Sanitation – Footsteps 9

Ideas for working with communities to improve hygiene, sanitation and health

Compiled by Richard Franceys and Isabel Carter.

When the decision to build a pit latrine is made, then there are many things to consider…

The type of latrine

This depends on how much money is available and whether people use water or solid materials for cleaning themselves…

Where to build it

A well built latrine can be built next to the house. You may prefer to choose a site a little further away from the house. But it is very important that the latrine must be at least 15 metres downhill from any water source.

How to contruct it

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