RE: choosing a composting toilet for community gardens
The first thing I would do is to have somebody in your city's legal dept.
research your local sanitary and plumbing codes and have one of your local
sanitary/health dept engineers check out the specifications on all of the
models you eventually choose to consider. Believe me, you don't want to have
one city dept. citing another city dept. over composting toilets.
Unfortunately, composting toilets are against NYC's health code so we can't
consider them here.
One toilet that we've considered for our streets ( and for the garden) is
that wonderful high tech, self cleaning toilet that you see all over Paris.
But they're expensive.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanger, Amy [SMTP:Amy.Sanger@ci.sj.ca.us]
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 3:07 PM
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> Subject: [cg] choosing a composting toilet for community gardens
> Hello, gardeners!
> The City of San Josť is interested in installing composting toilets at
> several of our 16 community gardens. Does anyone have experience choosing
> an appropriate model? The sites we are considering have some very
> factors to take into account, including different sizes, handicap
> accessibility, etc. I have been researching this topic for awhile and am
> having difficulty finding un-biased information (i.e. industry overview
> opposed to manufacturer information). Any leads or expertise would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks!
> Happy gardening,
> Amy Sanger
> Program Assistant
> Community Gardening Program
> City of San Josť Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
> 1295 Johnson Avenue
> San Josť, CA 95129
> (408) 277-4573
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