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G027: Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines

Author(s): Reed, Bob  |  Scott, Rebecca (ed)  |  Shaw, Rod (ed/ill)

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2014

Series: WEDC Guide 27
Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £3.50
ISBN: 9781843801757


The addition of a vent pipe to a simple pit latrine is one way of reducing the nuisance of flies in the cubicle if the cubicle is kept clean and dark. This type of latrine is called a ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine. There are a number of designs to suit different situations but they all work in much the same way. This guide describes how they work and presents various designs and design details.

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