Waterless Toilets for Urban Informal Settlements

x-runner has developed an appealing waterless sanitation solution for low-income households without access to conventional toilets in the capital of Peru, Lima. With subscription to a pick-up plan, households receive a waterless, urine-separating toilet combined with a weekly service that collects waste directly from the home. At the treatment hub, human faeces are safely processed through composting, generating a supply of natural fertilizer for farmlands.

At x-runner, we believe in a world where every single person can fulfill his most basic needs with the dignity everyone deserves.

Isabel MedemCEO, x-runner Venture

This customer-oriented model creates an instant improvement in the lives of families, while keeping human waste out of waterways and maintaining the cleanliness of neighborhoods.

Why you should care

There are still 2.3 billion people without access to proper sanitation. Furthermore, where water is scarce, sewage-based reticulation is expensive and inefficient to install and operate. In Lima, Latin America’s most polluted city, close to a quarter of the population is not connected to the public sewer network. This affordable and easy-to-install sanitation system addresses low-income families’ health, social, environmental and financial challenges.

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