Lifting the Lid: An Ecological Approach to Toilet Systems

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Centre for Alternative Technology, 1999 - House & Home - 154 pages
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This book examines alternatives to the flush toilet, how to manage your household's output of sewage, conserve water, and turn a potential pollutant into a nutrient for use in improving the environment. Includes chapters on the biology of breakdown, how to choose a composting toilet, maximising septic tanks, utilising grey water in the garden, and designing twin-vault toilets. Note that this book originates from Europe and may contain measurement units, etc. not commonly used in the US.

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Harper writes and broadcasts on environmental themes. He is currently working at CAT in environmental research, development and consultancy.

Halstrap specializes in sustainable water-treatment technologies and is CAT's organic waste management officer.

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