Composting toilets

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There is an increasing expectation that even rural parish churches should have toilet facilities.

Four options are available:

1. Connecting to mains water and sewage if nearby eg. Great Rissington

2. Provision of trench arches (see below) eg. Stratton

3.  NatSol composting toilet eg. Great Witcombe

4. Biolan composting toilet eg. Elkstone (picture)

Gloucester Diocese has produced this case study which assesses the implications for waste water (sewage) disposal and offers a broad view of the options and challenges. It focuses upon rural churches based on the assumption that toilets will use water. A particular option, called a trench arch, is detailed for consideration.