Overhung Latrine

An overhung latrine consists of a superstructure and floor built over water. A squat hole in the floor allows excreta to fall directly, or via a chute into the water below. Overhung latrines are rarely appropriate (due to the direct pollution of water) and should only be considered if other options are not possible, such as in areas prone to continued flooding. The receiving water must be sufficiently deep throughout the year, preferably should be saline to prevent human consumption, and should be flowing away from settlements.

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