Nov 29, 2021

Too Full, Too Fast

In camps, pit latrines often fill up unexpectedly. As there are many factors associated with pit filling rate, it is difficult to predict the exact reasons behind any particular latrine overflowing. In such case, it is advisable to explore common factors and whether they are contributing to the pit filling rate.

Through this quiz you can learn about the common factors that can impact how quickly latrine pits will fill. You will also learn how these factors affect the fill rate and some recommendation on how to minimize there affect.

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