For Pit & Composting Toilets
Earthen pit privies or outhouses have been around for centuries to help contain and dispose of human waste. Even today, much of the world’s population depends on these primitive toilets.
Within the US, they are still present in remote and rural areas where usage is minimal or where the infrastructure to handle and treat sewage doesn’t exist. Even though these units are inexpensive to build and require little maintenance, rapid buildup of waste solids and offensive odors can become a problem.
Excavation and relocation is expensive and time consuming. Composting toilet technology addresses most of these concerns and is a good choice when other alternatives don’t exist. However, they do require a larger initial investment and higher skill level to operate. If overloaded or undersized, composting units can suffer from the same effects as pit toilets. Both pit and composting toilets are unique in that the waste is never moved from where it’s deposited. As with other types of systems that rely on sewers or tankers to transport it for treatment elsewhere, these toilets “process” their waste onsite and in place. RTB 740 speeds up the natural degradation process in both pit and composting toilets.
Along with this increase in digestion efficiency, odors are controlled by preventing their formation. Pit toilets will not have to be emptied or moved as often and composting toilets will function better with less chance of overload. This rapid level of degradation can also ease the environmental concerns over many of these toilets. Because these toilets are not pumped and the waste is left to decompose in its natural state, no dyes or fragrances are used in RTB 740.