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Compliancy Initiative: Composting Toilet State Pilot Research Project in Tucson, Arizona

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Compliancy Initiative:  Composting Toilet State Pilot Research Project in Tucson, Arizona
Plumbing Systems
Composting Toilet
Tucson, AZ
2011

Abstract:

A Tucson based nonprofit, Watershed Management Group (WMG), initiated a research project with EPA funding to see if site-built composting toilets could meet user expectations and if so work towards granting the successful designs ‘reference design’ status with the state of Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which would allow others in Arizona to build these composting toilets as an approved alternative to an on-site wastewater system. After collecting two years of successful data on user feedback and pathogen destruction of the finished composted material, WMG is still waiting to hear back from the Arizona DEQ about their request for reference design status.

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