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Dealing with shit 15-Aug-2007 At 9:31:12 AM Romfrantic
On 14/08/2007 kuu wrote:
>The composting toilets presently in use in Tasmania's National Parks have
>been designed so that their 'product' can be physically removed, either
>by vehicle or helicopter, and then appropriately treated at a waste disposal
>facility. I suspect this is also the case with composting toilets in the
>Kosciuszko National Park and almost certainly will be what happens when
>"Australia's highest dunny" at Rawsons Pass (above the winter snowline)
>becomes operational.

That's right....there's the management plans available online regarding the composting toilets being installed at KNP (i.e. Rawson's)...removal options were documented there...

>So I suspect the diffidence reportedly shown by Blue Mountains City Council
>about such toilets may be at least partly due to concerns relating to the
>problems of ongoing and regular maintenance required by such facilities.

I think you've hit the nail on the head there Kuu - composting toilets CAN work in cold places but are not necessarily the cheapest option with the respect to ongoing operations/maintenance do have to pay park entry fees at NPs, esp. at KNP, and waste removal is budgeted out of those funds...

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