The Self-Generated Facilities are a Sanitation Solution for Indians

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 27, 2016
References: & fastcoexist
These money-generating toilets is a sanitation solution designed specifically for India's needs. SHRI -- Sanitation and Health Rights in India -- is an organization on a mission to end open defecation in India. Health and sanitation is a key pillar in breaking the cycle of poverty in developing communities, which is also linked to access to clean water. SHRI states 600 million Indians defecate openly and more than 100 million do not have access to safe drinking water.

Their sanitation solution are facilities (8 toilets each for women and men plus plumbing, hand washing stations and a biogas register) that are free to use and generate water filtration with methane gas. Therefore, using human waste they can make clean water available to the public. SHRI sells the filtered water to offset the operation and maintenance costs.