Advertise on Plumbing Online
Advertise on Plumbing Online

A sanitation revolution

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

Plumbing Africa delves into the world of alternative sanitation technology, where Prolific Consulting is leading the way in terms of vacuum sewer technology

Prolific Consulting is a South African-based, black owned engineering consultancy firm that specialises in vacuum sewer technology, in particular the Redivac product – an alternative to conventional gravity sewer technology.

Read more: A sanitation revolution

The critical role of sanitation in health

By: Yael Velleman and Tom Slaymaker, for WaterAid

At current rates, the sanitation Millennium Development Goal target will not be met globally until 2049; in sub-Saharan Africa, it will not be met until the 23rd century

More than one third of the world’s population does not have access to improved sanitation – a sanitation facility that ensures hygienic separation of human excreta from immediate human contact, thereby preventing infection caused by the ingestion or contact with human faeces (the ‘faecal-oral’ route of transmission).

Read more: The critical role of sanitation in health

Urinal and sink combo saves water

Greywater is the water that comes from our showers and sinks. It is ‘grey’ because it likely only contains cleaning products and food waste, which is nothing that can’t be eliminated by a filter. So why are we so hesitant to use it instead of simple letting it run down the drain? The Eco Urinal is an innovation sanitation device that uses greywater effectively.

Read more: Urinal and sink combo saves water

The benefits of foot taps

As South Africa’s water crisis worsens, we look to the plumbing industry to provide us with solutions for our homes and businesses which can help us save water without causing too much of an inconvenience. Foot taps do just that – and they have added health benefits.

Read more: The benefits of foot taps

South Africa probing socially acceptable low- and no-water sanitation alternatives

South Africa might face significant water stress and possible outright water scarcity in 10 to 15 years, unless its citizens adapt their behaviour with regard to efficient water use and sanitation systems.

Read more: South Africa probing socially acceptable low- and no-water sanitation alternatives

Electronic sensor taps vs. manual taps

The battle between electronic sensor taps and manual taps has long raged. As water becomes scarcer and health benefits become more important, electronic sensor taps stream ahead. We compare the two in terms of cross-contamination, hygiene and maintenance to see which technology comes out tops.

Read more: Electronic sensor taps vs. manual taps

PA PD TP PO SA Plumbers Handbook Logo Plumbing newsletter

Talk to us

AVAILABLE MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8 AM - 4 PM

Connect with us

Keep in touch via your favourite social media