The Separett Villa 9000 is a urine diverting dry toilet made for both warm and cold climates. It is adapted to be used where there is no sewer system and/or where water resources are scarce. The urine diverting mechanism is made so that households can use the urine as fertilizer for gardens, etc. Separett has distributers in most continents.
The target regions are all places where water is scarce and a sewer system do not exist, toilets have been sold in desert-like conditions in Africa as well as in Greenland. Regions open to nutrient recovery and composting. A cooperation between the manufacturer and a waste management company in Peru has introduced the product in the Latin American market.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Separett, a wide range of retailers such as Bauhaus, K-rauta, A better way to go, The Little house Company and Ecotoilets. X-runner implements the toilet in Peru.
Direct competitors include Ecodry Urine-Diverting Dry Toilet, Banza Toilet, Clean Team Toilet, and Blue Box Toilet and Sanivation Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) Waste Collection Service.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Can be bought directly from manufacturer or from retailers in stores or at the web. In Peru users pay monthly for a package with the toilet, emptying, and maintenance from a waste management company.
Distributions to Date Status
As of 2017, about 100,000 toilets have been distributed worldwide.Interview with manufacturer
Time until emptying
~4-6 weeks until container needs emptying
The toilet is made of polypropene plastic. The dimensions of the toilet are L:77 B:47 H:66 cm and it weighs 21 kg. The fan works on grid power (about 230V) and has two speed modes. The energy consumption is 0.276 kWh/day for power mode 1 and 0.276 kWh/day for power mode 2. The venting pipe is 75 mm in diameter and the included 32 mm waste hose is 2 m long. The toilet is CE marked. The faeces are stored in a 23 L compostable storage bag inside the toilet and the urine is led to either a storage tank or to an infiltration site. It has a venting pipe with a fan that removes smell and keeps flies away. A concealing view screen over the container opens automatically when a person sits down on the toilet. The toilet is normally installed with the ventilation connected to an outer wall. It is connected to a power jack to run the fan. The urine is transported via a hose to a storage tank. More info about the product can be found in the product manual and the user instructions.
The toilet can be installed and serviced by the user to "do-it-yourself". A product manual and user instruction are included in the package and available on the Separett website. The toilet has a 5 year warranty. It is possible to contact Separett directly online to report problems.
Replacement components are available at the Separett webshop and at retail stores.
The product has a 5-year warranty and the manufacturer states that the product has a life of least 10 years.interview with manufacturer
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
No smell, only need to empty container every 4-6 week in a 5-person household. Simple handling of the waste. Corresponding to a normal flush toilet in regards to design and user friendliness. Works year around in warm and cold climates. 5-year warranty.
Vetted Performance Status
Unlimited storage container, safe electrical equipment, odourless due to the fan, no eye-contact with faeces during use.
All electronic equipment is CE marked.
Complementary Technical Systems
230 V power. The product can be combined with a 50 L ejektor tank that can be connected to the toilet. The ejektor tank is connected to a water source and automatically makes a mix of water and urine that can be directly applied to plants via a hose from the tank.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
The Villa 9000 is CE certified.
CE standard for electrical devices.