3 results for tag: toilet


Katy the Carpenter Making it Happen

Katy Miliane laughed when I asked if her two-women toilet manufacturing cooperative had a name. “No,” she said, “this is just something that I do.” And she does it well, winning multiple construction bids from SOIL and producing over 80 ecological sanitation (EcoSan) ferrocement toilets in the past year. Last year, SOIL’s Cap-Haitien Technical Director Josaphat Augustin invited women from the nearby towns of Dubout and Limonade to participate in a two-week toilet construction training course. After the course, Katy and her partner Rosie were ready to start their business – even though it doesn’t have a name (yet!). Katy is proud of ...

How Does SOIL Make Its Toilet Seats? With a Vacuum Cleaner, a Stove Top Burner and a Roll of Aluminum Foil

Hold on to your hats as SOIL gets sucked into the future! We purchased a standard household vacuum, a single stove top burner, a roll of aluminum foil, and have created our very own vacuformer box. With this new technology at the farm workshop, we are now able to produce our own urine diversion seats, the specially designed toilet seats that help make SOIL's EcoSan toilets easy and pleasant to use. A vacuformer works by heating up an enclosed box, on top of which is a 1/16" PETG sheet of plastic. When the plastic sheet begins to melt, we turn on a vacuum that pulls the now malleable plastic into the desired form. Our initial trials have proved ...

The 11 Steps to Using a Urine Diversion Toilet

Did you miss the Sustainable Sanitation Conference? Don't worry, we'll have video footage, presentations and further information available soon. In the meantime, check out one of SOIL's tried and true educational tools: the Eleven Steps to Using a Urine Diversion Toilet. We've used the Eleven Steps at EcoSan trainings and toilet inaugurations as an interactive, fun way to teach people how to use our toilets. The exercise helps people to understand Urine Diversion toilets, and hopefully to feel more comfortable using the toilets and talking about them. Don't know about UD toilets? Click here. The following slideshow is a guided tour through the ...