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Access to Safe Sanitation - A right for all

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Full title: Access to Safe Sanitation in the EU - a right for all. Problems, policies and solutions.
In Romania, small children still die from blue baby syndrome, caused by high levels of nitrates and human feacal bacteria in well water. These pollutants infiltrate into the groundwater from the pit latrines. Many inhabitants in Garla Mare and Prislop have difficulties feeding their families. In years of bad harvests they do not have enough to eat and sanitation is understandably not a priority for them, especially if the only available alternative is expensive.
In the village of Sulitsa in Bulgaria, there is no central sewage. The people in the village use septic pits from where the toilet water infiltrates into the soil. WECF and its Bulgarian member "Earth Forever" built safe dry urine separating toilet and waste water facilities for schools and the cultural club and 2 households in these villages. This new technology is low cost and allows toilets to be built indoors with safe treatment of the feacal and waste water.

More info: Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
Produced by: WECF, EFE, Rapsode imaazje
Year: 2008
Language: English also available in Dutch

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