This project is carried out by Practica Foundation in collaboration with ABASE (the association of manual pit emptiers in Ouagadougou) and ONEA (National Office of WASH) to improve the feacal sludge value chain in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Illegal dumping of faecal sludge by manual emptiers in the urban environment of Ouagadougou is frequent, because Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants are located too far from their working area. Based on a feasibility study, the modular Feacal Sludge Transfer Station concept has been identified as the most promising, feasible solution to address these sector challenges. The concept is designed to provide a legal transfer area, safe and odourless, easy to reach and used for manual pit emptiers, which will also contribute to the improvement of public health and the living environment.
This pilot project aims to test the concept and validate that it offers a solution to the current urban sanitation challenges. The testing phase focuses on proving the technology, operational and financial feasibility. By confirming the proof of concept (operation and business case) and preparing detailed design documents for construction /implementation, it will build the case and offer a solution to modernize the FSM sector in Burkina Faso.
- Burkina Faso
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