4 results for tag: urine diversion


Improving Customer Satisfaction: From Design to Large Scale Production

EkoLakay toilet with new urine diverter Research plays a critical role in SOIL’s efforts to achieve strategic goals and advance knowledge in the sanitation sector. The Research team is also actively engaged in projects that aim to improve toilet design to better meet the needs of customers and ensure customer satisfaction across the entire sanitation chain. To do this, we regularly gather customer feedback to improve product quality and ensure a design that meets the needs of all users. Since 2015, the Research team has been testing new urine diverters for our container-based toilets, and the design is finally ready for large-scale production! ...

Theo Talks Episode 12: Making UD Toilet Seats

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure in EcoSan. This time Theo shows how SOIL's new vacuformer tool enables the SOIL team to make low-cost urine diversion (UD) seats. Now every part of SOIL's EcoSan toilets are made or purchased locally. Learn more about the vacufomer here (made from a vacuum cleaner, a stove top burner and a roll of aluminum foil) and watch the rest of the Theo Talk series here. Enjoy watching! Check out the entire Theo Talks series here!

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 ...

SOIL Returns to Its Roots

SOIL Explores the World’s Largest EcoSan Project and Reunites with Heroes Co-written by Sasha Kramer and Anthony Kilbride See all the photos from South Africa on SOIL's Flickr page. Sasha: SOIL Returns to It's Roots Seven years ago, in a country more than 7000 miles from Haiti the seeds that would later become SOIL were carefully collected. I had first visited South Africa in 2005 before starting SOIL and it was that visit that inspired my passion for ecological sanitation.  During that first visit I attended an ecological sanitation conference in Durban where I had the honor of meeting some of the leaders in the field of converting waste into ...