The 4thInternational Faecal sludge Management Conference was held from 19th -23rd February, 2017, at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. During 2015-2016, WASH Institute ventured into the research on treatment of Faecal sludge to do away with the current issues in management of Faecal sludge in the country. A yearlong research let to development of two products.
Septic tank/Leach Pit Life extender, which can be installed in septic tanks/leach pits at household level to treat the liquid effluent, thereby reducing the burden of frequent emptying of septic tanks
Mobile onsite sludge and septage treatment unit, which has the potential for replacing conventional faecal sludge vacuum trucks, since both emptying and treatment of liquid effluent happens on-site
The above two products were exhibited during FSM4 conference and they received wide spread appreciation from different stakeholders present during the event. The District corporation officials from different states, stakeholders from INGO's/NGOs like BMGF, PSI etc., visited our stall and appreciated the effort.