The AquaSanTec WonderLoo is a plastic urine diverting dry toilet made in Kampala by AquaSanTec. Urine is led via a pipe to a separate container while the feces are stored in a bucket inside the toilet. The toilet can also be used as a pedestal over a pit.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
AquaSanTec produces the toilet and have distributors nationwide in Uganda. Kentainers sells the product in Kenya.
Crestanks has a 150,000 sqft factory in Kampala where they produce their products including the WonderLoo. The factory has 150 permanent staff. The plastic seat and pipe for urine are ordered separately and then mounted by Crestanks.Interview with manufacturer
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The product can be ordered from AquaSanTec's website.
Distributions to Date Status
The WonderLoo has been distributed in Uganda and Kenya.Interview with manufacturer
Time until emptying
The WonderLoo is constructed with a plastic pipe for urine separation and a 22 L bucket for storing faeces accompanies the Wonderloo. The plastic bucket is placed inside the WonderLoo and lifted out to empty when it is full. The urine pipe is lead to a separate storage container.
The Crestank products are manufactured to require minimal maintenance. Installation instructions and product schematics are offered by the manufacturer.
Available from Crestank factory
The product is expected to have a lifespan of 30 years.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Crestanks has produced the pedestal to be a "long-term, affordable, and sustainable toilet system for every household". It should reduce smell and be suitable for the elderly.Interview with manufacturer
Vetted Performance Status
Separation of urine and faeces makes handling the waste easier and reduces the risk of contact with pathogens. Since the bucket has to be lifted out of the toilet there is a risk for contact with the excreta.
Complementary Technical Systems
Container for storage of urine and compost for treatment of faeces.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations