Updated on December 20, 2023


Created on October 1, 2018


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The Mobilet toilet is a sanitation solution comprised of a slab and a hut.

Developed By
  1. AquaSanTec
Tested By
  • Emory University
  • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Content Partners


Product Description

The Mobilet, produced by AquaSanTec, is a mobile pit-latrine toilet comprised of a slab and a hut, or super-structure. The toilet can be assembled quickly by users, and has a modular design which allows for institutions to install several toilets simultaneously.

The Mobilet can be compared to standard pit latrines with superstructures built from local materials rather than prefabricated materials.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Mobilet latrines are distributed by the following group of companies under AQUASANTEC: Kentainers, Crestanks, Aquasan, and Afritank.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The Mobilet latrine is produced at national manufacturing plants in its distributor countries.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product/service from either Kentainers or Cresstanks.

Distributions to Date Status


Toilet type

Pit latrine

Evacuation method


Storage conditions


Capacity (L)


Time until emptying


Design Specifications

The Mobilet is designed as a slab toilet with a superstructure creating the privacy of a single stall. The structure uses polyethylene to increase the product's lifetime. The toilets are modular and were designed to be integrated together for rapid installation.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

The Mobilet reduces the need for contractors, instead producing a "do-it-yourself" toilet that can be maintained directly by users. The distributors also provide support for clients with 1-year of after sales service and on contract can maintain facilities monthly.

Replacement Components

Additional squatting slabs or slabs with pedestals can be purchased separately from the manufacturer.


20 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include the structure being lightweight and well ventilated in hot conditions, reusable over multiple pits, and modular to accommodate schools, hospitals or refugee camps.

Vetted Performance Status



Materials were chosen for the Mobilet toilet that were both hygienic and easy to clean.

Complementary Technical Systems

Each Mobilet must be situated over a pit, which requires masonry in the construction of a stable platform for the structure to sit on.

Academic Research and References

Katukiza, A.Y. et al., 2010, Selection of sustainable sanitation technologies for urban slums — A case of Bwaise III in Kampala, Uganda. Science of the Total Environment 409(1): 52-62.

Caruso, B. et. al., 2014, If you build it will they come? Factors influencing rural primary pupils’ urination and defecation practices at school in western Kenya. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4(4): 642-653.

Drewko, A., 2013, Low-Tech Sustainable Sanitation options for Ghana and Ethiopia – Economic, Social and Technical Aspects, Ph.D. Thesis, Technischen Universität Hamburg-Harburg.

Jong, D., 2011, Rwanda: school toilet realities from the field, IRC. 

Masinde, A., 2013, How safe are the mobile toilets?, New Vision. 

Goal 6. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods

The mobilets are inspected visually for strength.

Other Information


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