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Braulio Sanchez Garza
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Hi everyone! Im a freshie just joined today with a very specif question, hopefully this topic interest you as much as it interest me.


I reach to all of you, with very valuable knowledge on composting toilets, to ask you to help me figuring out what you all know, but with  a little twist that it could mean a lot of more people using composting toilets. (maybe its already been done and I don't know, excuse me if I'm wrong)

Basically I'm wondering if the composting toilet principles can be applied in big scale so the septic tank water can be collected and then taken to a location where it would be mixed with saw dust and soil and finally turn into compo-stable materials. The Idea has been making some noise in me since a while. It offers the beneffits of composting your dark water instead of flushing it down the drain. and also to extend this activty beyond the limited amount of people that has a compost toilet, talking about mass population and more like restaurants, public spaces and so on.

I know that there are bio septic tank additives available but I really don't know if this its ok to tunr into compost? or if the regulations of developed countries might force the use of certain chemicals for -health and safety- reasons and thus the septic water is no longer compo-stable?

I know only a little bit on the subject, enough to make me want ask more so I hope we can create a nice fun and worthwhile topic that teach us all the principles of "composting septic tank" and help create a new concept that can be applied in large scale.

thanks in advance for your time

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Kym Mogridge
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Hello, I run a business called Adobe Loos & Worms and mainly supply waterless composting loos.

In reference to this Post I would direct to a page on my website that describes a Wet Composting Loo

There is enough info here to provide the principles of the system and with a bit of extrapolation & ingenuity, even build one.

Hope this is useful.

Regards
Kym
 
mary jayne richmond
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I think  Milwaukee Wisconsin does this with its Solid Waste they call it milorganit  not sure I have it spelled properly
 
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