The Loowatt System
Our waste management system takes the entire process into consideration. With sustainability at its core, it can facilitate the creation of energy-from-waste.
Once the toilet is flushed, waste is securely sealed and stored in barrels below the toilet. These are collected and waste is separated from the liner.
Waste can be processed in a range of systems, from small decentralised digesters or larger, utility run treatment sites. It can be converted to biogas to generate electricity, cooking gas, or organic fertiliser.
If these facilities are not viable, waste can be transported to local waste processing utilities and processed alongside normal sewage.
1. Waterless Toilets
Loowatt toilets do not use any water to flush. Our solution is perfect even if you do not have access to sufficient and affordable water to use for water-borne sanitation solutions.
Water stress may be due to the lack of an existing water network, limited water resources, and / or contamination of existing water resources.
2. Adaptable for Difficult Geology
The Loowatt system is adaptable for areas where the construction of underground systems is economically impractical.
For example, regions characterised by shallow bedrock, or in cases where such systems fail to ensure the preservation of groundwater and public health, such as locations with creviced geology or a shallow groundwater table.
3. Ready for Flood-Prone Areas
Conventional onsite sanitation systems are often unable to safeguard groundwater, surface water, and communities against the detrimental consequences of recurrent flooding.
Loowatt is suitable for flood-prone areas. With climate change increasing the occurrence of floods and intensified rainfall events, the Loowatt system reduces these risks which are anticipated to increase in the foreseeable future.
“We are proud to own this toilet.
It has really changed our lives.”
Madagascar Home Toilet Customer
4. Easy to Implement for Unplanned Communities
Due to the high population density and limited space, it is not uncommon for informal and unplanned communities to find it challenging to allocate and build underground sanitation infrastructure.
We make it easy to implement sanitation solutions for authorities unwilling or legally unable to invest in permanent infrastructure within disputed land tenure areas.
5. Improve Safety and Security
Having a safe and hygienic home toilet improves safety and security for everyone.
Vulnerable households and communities are often unable or unwilling to invest in permanent sanitation infrastructure due to lack of affordability, financing, or security of tenure.
Specific family members may also be vulnerable (e.g. aged, disabled) and prefer not to share communal toilets, particularly at night.