Dry Toilets for saving water

South Africa is a dry country, no one can deny that, and when the rain stays away like has been happening recently, then we realise more than ever that water conservation will need to play a bigger role than it has before. Nowhere is this more important than in Cape Town, where the demand for water resources has eclipsed the existing water supply infrastructure, and has been made worse by a current drought.

In times like these, it is necessary to look to technology to solve our problems, because there is no guarantee the situation is going to improve in the short term, and into the future, if our population is to grow even more, the problem will just get worse

Dry Toilets

Dry toilets or waterless toilets, are one way in which water can be saved. Traditional sanitation systems use large amounts of drinking water to flush and remove effluent – if this requirement for water to drive the effluent removal system can be removed, the drinking water can rather be used for human and animal consumption. Although there are many dry toilets to choose from, they all have some way of drying and treating waste, while keeping it contained for later removal. Additionally, these waterless toilet system, as the name indicates, use no or little water to function, thereby saving the home or business owner on water costs, and conserving that water for drinking