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WASAZA NEWSLETTER N O.2 MAY 2012

WASAZA NEWSLETTER WASAZA’s Involvement in the Sector

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What’s inside this Newsletter?
FORWARD- BY MR. JONATHAN PHIRI- CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER .................................................. 3 ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE .................................................................................................................... 4 PILOTING DECENTRALIZED WASTE-WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS IN PERI-URBAN AND LOW COST HOUSING COMPOUNDS .......................................................................................................................... 5 HOW TO WIN THE FIGHT AGAINST COCKROACHES .................................................................................. 7 CONNECTING AN AMALOOLOO PREFABRICATED TOILET TO THE INLET OF A TED DEWATS ...................... 8 A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT DRINKING WATER TARIFFS ........................................................................... 11

FORWARD- WASAZA QUARTER 2 NEWSLETTER- BY MR. JONATHAN PHIRI- CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Pupils. at Waya school in Kabwe demonstrating the correct way of hand washing

It is with great delight that I provide this message to the Second Edition of the WASAZA Newsletter. Through the Newsletter, we are able to inform our members and the general public about issues relating water, sanitation, health and hygiene. We are also committed to circulating Environmental Messages on monthly bases. We invite all members to provide articles for publication in the Newsletter.

The WASAZA Water and Sanitation Night, May 2012 1

The Biogas Technology

P O Box 33493, Great East Road, Plot No.5778 Kalundu, Lusaka, Zambia, Email: wasaza@zamnet.zm Tel: +260-211-293477, Fax: 260-211-0293459, Website , Website: www.wasaza.org.zm

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Environmental Message

Today’s hot advice: Put your litter into waste bins!
Have you ever thought about what happens to litter which you just throw on the street, out of cars and buses or wherever you walk? It seems to disappear magically, but the truth is that it is a source of a lot of risks.

Insects and rodents such as rats feed from it and might also breed there. Their population increases and therefore the possible endangerment to human health increase as well. If those animals get into contact with human beings or our food, they can transmit diseases.

Additional to human health is an environmental issue to it. Dumped plastic waste possibly contains toxic chemical compounds which can dissolve due to UV radiation by the sun and contaminate soil and even groundwater. Smaller particles can accidentally be eaten by goats and sheep, believing it to be food. Eventually animals die from it, when their stomachs are filled with plastic and cannot take up proper alimentation anymore. Furthermore, light plastic waste like plastic bottles, plastic bags and small particles can also be carried away by the wind and will end up in some source of water like rivers, lakes and oceans. There they mean a huge endangerment for sea animals such as dolphins and turtles. They can easily get trapped in it, cut themselves, swallow it and even die

from it.

P O Box 33493, Great East Road, Plot No.5778 Kalundu, Lusaka, Zambia, Email: wasaza@zamnet.zm Tel: +260-211-293477, Fax: 260-211-0293459, Website , Website: www.wasaza.org.zm

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PILOTING DECENTRALIZED WASTE-WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS IN PERI-URBAN AND LOW COST HOUSING COMPOUNDS By Christopher Kellner, WASAZA The programme to introduce DEWATS in Zambia supported by the Bremen Overseas Development Association (BORDA) was initiated in 2007 through a cooperation agreement between the Devolution Trust Fund (DTF), German International Cooperation (GIZ), Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA), BORDA’s partner in Zambia and BORDA SADC. The programme was named P-Locsan (pilot project on low cost sanitation). It aims at setting an example for improved sanitation in four compounds in Zambia’s...
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