As the world becomes increasingly reliant on state-of-the-art technology to operate efficiently, it amazes and saddens me that so many people still lack access to basic water and sanitation facilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 844 million people lack even a basic drinking water source, with around 2 billion people reliant on faeces contaminated drinking water sources. There are still a staggering 2.4 billion people without adequate sanitation facilities.
Although the efforts to improve the sanitation crisis are making a difference, the fact remains that there simply aren’t enough water resources to provide all people with water-borne sewerage systems. It is estimated that by 2025 half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas due to overpopulation.
The scale of the sanitation problem, particularly in developing countries, remains dire. Over 800 000 children under the age of 5 are succumbing annually to diarrheal related diseases. There have also been the recent tragic and horrific deaths of children who have fallen into pit toilets.
Since 1993 we at Enviro Loo have been constantly working to develop and deliver sustainable waste management solutions that are affordable, easy to install and maintain, and that provide dignity and safety to users. Our dry sanitation systems use sun and wind to transform human waste into a safe, stabilised material without the use of water, electricity or chemicals. Just one Enviro Loo can save up to 420 000 litres of water annually!
Exciting new additions to our range include the Enviro Loo Express – a mobile dry sanitation unit and the Rocket Loo, a mobile toilet which can be connected to a main sewage line. All of our units are available for rental.
With the purchase of our products we offer the option of a cost-effective maintenance contract that includes quarterly service visits by trained consultants (we seek to further job creation by employing and training service consultants from local communities). Our social facilitation team works towards achieving community buy-in into the technology and ensures that users are trained in its operation.
In addition, we have developed a cloud based management tool, called Loo Solve, to provide accurate and up-to-date reporting on maintenance schedules together with buyer information and a GPS location of each installation.
Our products are not only ideal as a solution for communities with no access to water-borne infrastructure, but also for areas that call for zero environmental impact. Our systems have been specified in green building initiatives, natural and heritage sites and in crisis or drought stricken areas.
Contact us today and let us work together to supply a sanitation solution that is friendly to people and our environment
Mark La Trobe
Chief Operation Officer