Category | Water & Sewage

How to wipe your arse with your left hand

Squat toilet with bucket and scoop to wash your bum

Last week I wrote about capitalism, sustainability and holistic design. This week I’m writing about shit. More specifically: demystifying the process of wiping your arse with your left hand.

Arkitrek Septic Tank Design

Arkitrek Septic Tank Open Source Design Drawing

The following drawing is for a brick septic tank, suitable for Population Equivalents (PE) up to 50 people. Remember that a septic tank should always be considered as only the first stage in the sewage treatment process.

First-Flush Diverter

How to make a first-flush diverter

How to make a first-flush diverter for a rainwater harvesting system

Mantanani Groundwater

SGP GDF Mantanani Arkitrek Water Community Mapping Program

Arkitrek are embarking on an 18-month program to engage the community of Mantanani Island to measure and understand their freshwater resources. The program is funded by the UN Small Grants Program and will be run jointly with our long term partner on Mantanani; Camps International. Most importantly however, the program has the blessing of Albi, the sceptical and quick witted Headman of Mantanani.

In the Shit – A Septic Tank Guide

Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment in Malaysia

There are two common misconceptions about septic tanks, 1. Septic tanks are an acceptable sewage treatment solution, 2. Septic tanks are not supposed to overflow. This article illustrates what happens inside a septic tank, what should happen after the septic tank and appropriate effluent standards to be aiming for.