Non-Water-Borne Waste Disposal-Part Q
The SANS 10400-Part Q deals with the healthy handling and treatment of effluent when there is no water borne sewage system available in a particular area. Health is the major factor when it comes to effluent and any pathogens, pollutants or contaminants must not affect the user of any sanitary waste means of disposal. The local authority has the over riding say on what is and what is not permitted in any area over which it has jurisdriction.
The Part Q refers to all the parts of the system that could be used from Closets, Chemical toilets to VIP toilets (Ventilated improved pit toilets). The construction guidelines are specific as to size and location and must minimise odours and the attraction of flies.
Conservancy tanks have become the rule in many municipalities and there are specific guidelines on the installation and siting.
There is a note in the SANS 10400-Part Q that states: “The South African government is committed to the eradication of pail toilets”
Conservancy tanks for Waste Disposal