Nov 30, 2014

Siting Latrines - Lesson Plan (LDC)

Participants learn about how to properly site a latrine by following general rules. Concepts include how pathogens from latrines can contaminate groundwater and how to minimize the risk through latrine design and location. Other factors such as physical space, pit size, and user needs and preferences are also taken into consideration when siting a latrine.

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