Why using dry toilets?
On average, up to 1/3 of a household's water consumption comes from flushing toilets, which represents around 14 m3 of water per person per year. A four-person household using dry toilets will therefore save approximately 56 m3 of water per year. With an average price of 2.50 € per m3 (which will inevitably increase in the coming years), the water bill will decrease by around 140 € per year. Once again, ecology rhymes with economy.
The non-wastage of drinking water
3 L, 6 L (dual control toilets) or 10 L of drinking water are sent to the septic tank each time the flush is triggered. Beyond the uselessness of using drinking water only to transport our urine and our faeces, this comfort seems disproportionate when we know that the lack of drinking water is the first cause of mortality in the world and that 1.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water.
Reducing wastewater pollution
Adding water to our droppings greatly increases the amount of pollution to be treated in our wastewater. Indeed, a person evacuates on average 150g of stool and 1.5 liters of urine per day, so you must use between 25 and 40 liters of drinking water to eliminate about 1.7 liters of excrement. The depollution of these waters is made difficult while the problems of deterioration of aquatic ecosystems and pollution of groundwater unfortunately still remain topical. Dry toilets do not use water, so they do not generate water pollution. It is a solution for the future!
Autonomy and awareness
Managing dry toilets allows us to be aware of our production of waste and to be autonomous in its treatment. It is a personal commitment which brings great satisfaction far from the preconceived ideas which see only the constraint of emptying buckets. This practice also makes it possible to understand the great natural cycles of water and matter.
The installation of dry toilets does not require any prior installation, water supply or drainage. In addition to the house, dry toilets can be installed in a van, on a construction site and wherever it may be necessary, especially if there is no sanitary equipment.
In a campsite and why not at home?
At the Verbamont clearing, you can test freely, I encourage you to take the idea home if you wish. I encourage you to use these toilets rather than the so-called "conventional" toilets of the toilet block. The number of 6 you will understand, priority is given here to this type of toilet of the future!
How to use our dry toilets?
After each visit to the toilet we throw the paper in the bucket and then cover with a cup of sawdust for stool, half a cup for urine.
Why do I prefer dry toilets?
Because when I wake up, I hear the birds, it's a moment of relaxation to start the day off right! 😃