Regulators and Composting Toilets
Subject: Composting toilets and regulators
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000
From: Art Ludwig <Oasis Design>
> Dear Sir/Madame:
> We are thinking of purchasing land in an area that does not have sewer
> service. We need to install a septic system, which is quite expensive.
> I have heard about composting toilets in doing research on the Internet came
> upon your site. I know absolutely nothing about this subject, except that it
> appears to be an ideal solution to septic system problems. My first question
> would be is how are the compost systems received/accepted by regulatory
> officials/agencies? Next, what do they cost and how long do they last? Do
> they smell? Do they function like normal toilets?
> Good luck with your project and e-mail me when your book comes out.
Regulators in every area view composting toilets differently. Oddly enough,
handling of greywater is often a bigger point of contention in areas which
permit composting toilets.
When our book comes out it will probably have 20-30 different
designs, and the answers to your questions are a bit different for every one.
Best of luck with your project,
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