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Waterless dry toilets the best option to saving water amidst drought

Capetonians are considering different options to save water amidst the current drought situation.

The Level 6B water restrictions allow residents to use not more than 50 litres of water per person per day.

Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest, Colin Bell says it is surprising that the City hasn't considered installing waterless toilets in schools and hospitals.

I dont think we are applying some of the best options to some of the crisis we face. Some of the ways to save water is to make sure that your sewage is properly done and some of this waterless toilets are amazing.

Colin Bell, Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest

We have these technologies available in South Africa and we can put dry toilets in our schools, hospitals and some of the public spaces and have absolutely none smelling toilets which are really first world.

Colin Bell, Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest

Bell suggests that these dry toilets be installed for bulk users in order to save millions of litres of water.

He says these toilets dont need any kind of plumbing but could need a bit of servicing maybe after two months or so to remove the effluent which is left behind.

You just pop them them down the bottom and there is no other installation issues

Colin Bell, Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest

The key to these dry toilets is that they must have black ventilation pipes mounted high and out the back.

Colin Bell, Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest

They have 'whirly birds' built at the top of the black pipes and that help suck the odour out and away. Those are the ones to aim at.

Colin Bell, Managing Director of ‎Mkambati Matters and Africa's Finest

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