Deep Trench Latrines in Emergencies

Author: WEDC

Year: 2013

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

Deep trench latrines are often constructed in the immediate stage of an emergency and will be appropriate if there are sufficient tools, materials and human resources available. These involve the siting of several cubicles above a single trench which is used to collect excreta. However, care should be taken not to provide too many latrines side by side. The recommended maximum length of trench is 6 metres, providing six cubicles.

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