Environmentally friendly and cost-effective composting toilets, now available from Ecoflo Water Management , have become popular systems in outer suburban and semi rural areas of Australia.
Composting toilets are less expensive to purchase than alternative secondary treatment systems. In addition, the operating costs of a composting toilet and combined grey water system are similar to the ongoing costs associated with running a septic tank.
Another eco-friendly and competitive advantage associated with running composting toilets is the power savings. Treatment systems typically consume large amounts of electricity and are consequently unsuited to solar power generation. In contrast, composting toilets use a low wattage12 volt fan to ensure the bathroom is odour free.
Additionally, composting toilets (also known as waterless toilets) can save an average of 35,000 litres of water per year for a small family.
One of the disadvantages of composting toilets may include the composting chamber or tank’s position under the pedestal which means that if the toilet room is not designed appropriately in terms of lighting it is possible to observe the inside of the tank. However, the Sun-Mar Centrex toilets solve this problem by using a ceramic pedestal that does not require the composter to be directly under the pedestal.