Our team at NC State is developing a mechanism for safer, lower cost emptying for the millions of pit latrines that exist throughout the developing world!

“Beyond a question of human dignity, this lack of access [to adequate sanitation] also endangers people’s lives, creates an economic and a health burden for poor communities, and hurts the environment”

–Bill Gates

 Picture2“Pit emptying is the dark under-belly of on-site sanitation – neglected, stigmatized, and inadequately acknowledged as an essential component of sustainable sanitation, especially for the poor.”

– Kathy Eales