Sanitation for Small Islands
Although this paper was prepared for use in small islands, it provides a
useful introduction to issues and options applicable in many other situations.
One of the basic facts of life is that all people need to get rid of waste
matter every day. The technical term for this waste is excreta, which consists
of faeces, (solid matter), and urine, (liquid matter). See page xx for
other technical terms used in this booklet.
This booklet has been prepared to give some background and provide
some guidelines on sanitary ways of dealing with excreta in the small islands
of the Pacific. It is aimed at helping both those considering providing
and those considering upgrading their sanitation facilities.