We are in Cusco, Peru, starting a new build off-grid. I am very excited about this possibility of a flushable toilet, as much good that I’ve heard about “loveable loos”. It all seems doable but we do have some concerns. Our lot is flat and we only have 435sq meters total. Right now it’s a cornfield. A pump is a no-go. We know that we will have to put the tank in to the half meter limit. Also the green filter will be in hard clay. I understand that we will need to fill in with quite a bit of mulch.We also want to keep most of the yard as grass and not shrubbery so that the kids can run and play. Thus, we are concerned about the water not soaking in enough, especially during our rainy season. Because of this we will divert laundry and kitchen, at least, greywater to another system.
Should we be concerned or is there anything else we can do to prevent standing water? How deep have people successfully dug for the greenfilter? Any thoughts or suggestions in this area would be greatly appreciated. If these concerns can be addressed a new project will be started in Peru within the next couple months.