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Title:
Lifting the lid : an ecological approach to toilet systems
Author:
Harper, Peter, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Machynlleth : Centre for Alternative Technology, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
154 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781898049791
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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. This book includes chapters on the biology of breakdown, how to choose a composting toilet, maximising septic tanks, and utilising grey water in the garden.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 The Mighty WCp. 7
Chapter 2 Toilet Systems, an overviewp. 13
Chapter 3 The Biology of Breakdownp. 19
Chapter 4 Designing Dry Toiletsp. 29
Chapter 5 Alternative Toilets--Case Studiesp. 71
Chapter 6 Water Conservation and Low-Flush Toiletsp. 87
Chapter 7 Septic Tanksp. 95
Chapter 8 Greywaterp. 103
Chapter 9 Nutrient Flow and Cyclingp. 115
Appendix 1 Plans for a Twin-Vault Composting Toiletp. 133
Appendix 2 A New Design of Twin-Vault Toilet from Natural Solutionsp. 137
Notesp. 143
Glossaryp. 146
Indexp. 149