Musiri Selection Grade Town Panchayat

முசிறி தேர்வு நிலை பேரூராட்சி

Eco-san compost toilet project for flats planned

Posted by musiri on April 9, 2006

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TIRUCHI : Even while experimenting with the success of the eco-san compost toilet project in Musiri special village panchayat on the banks of the Cauvery in the district, the Society for Community Organisation and People’s Education, a non-governmental organisation, has planned to implement it at flats in the urban limits.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, the Director, SCOPE, M. Subburaman, said a workshop would be held around June this year, in which builders, flat promoters, civil engineers and environmentalists would be convinced of the advantages of eco-san toilets, particularly reduction in the use of water in toilets, prevention of contamination of underground water and above all efficient utilisation of urine and human excreta for composting to enhance soil fertility and agricultural productivity.

The SCOPE, the WASTE Netherlands and the Musiri special village panchayat have been implementing a special scheme `Musiri Ecosan Pilot Project’ to protect the groundwater table.

He said that a community eco-san toilet, constructed with funds sanctioned by the `Waste Netherlands’ at Rs. eight lakhs, first of its kind in the country, would be declared open on April 11 by former Vice-Chancellor of Gandhi Gram Rural Institute, N. Markandan.

The Advisor, SCOPE, V. Ganapathy, said Musiri’s advantage of water-table just a few feet below the ground also proved its disadvantage, making it a high-risk zone for contamination of the resource, as a large volume of water is used at the toilets.

Work on one community toilet and 60 household units had been completed against the plan of two community toilets and 500 individual units, he said.

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