The Toilet Integration (TI) Bus is a mobile smart-enabled sanitation unit with several features to enhance female hygiene. These include toilets, shower cubicles, water-saving taps, a panic button, a digital feedback system, and a female attendant. The unit can be connected to existing urban drainage lines.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The bus is produced by 3S India, a div of Saraplast Pvt Ltd Pune,.
The sanitation units are constructed by refurbishing old buses with new toilets, plumbing and cubicles to create the mobile facilities.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The toilets are stations in popular and highly-trafficked locations and serve as public sanitation facilities for women.
Distributions to Date Status
7 TI Buses
Time until emptying
As-needed collection frequency
The TI Buses were designed to reduce waste entering the landfill by re-purposing old buses, and to provide hygienic public restrooms for women. The design features include a digital feedback screen to monitor operation, multiple toilet styles, a diaper changing table, and feminine hygiene products available for sale.
Technical support in the form of maintenance and system upgrades is provided by the manufacturer, 3S India.
Repairs to install replacement components are made by the manufacturer when general maintenance is performed.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Performance targets include creating safe, clean bathroom facilities for women, and decreasing the environmental impact of said bathrooms by with recycling, low water flows, and solar power.
Vetted Performance Status
The bus was only tested by the manufacturer.
Providing women with a safe space was one of the primary concerns in designing these systems, which are also outfitted with panic buttons to notify authorities in case of a security concern.
Complementary Technical Systems
The sanitation unit is being connected to the existing sewer system in cities to manage the waste produced from the toilets.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations