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Never underestimate a toilet!

Never underestimate a toilet!

More than half of the world's population (4.2 billion people) lack safe, hygienic sanitation. Globally, at least 2 billion people use a source of drinking water that is contaminated with feces. This in turn leads to diarrheal diseases, a direct result of poor sanitation, which kills more children each year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

The developing part of the world have the privilege of having access to both clean water and toilets, but we can and will do much more to protect our water.

Unfortunately, there are still many who live by the motto "if you can´t see it, it does not exist “and flush rubbish down the toilet.

One might easily think that toilet paper is the same thing as kitchen paper, but it is not. Toilet paper is easily broken down, while kitchen paper takes much longer.

Another major problem is washcloths and wet wipes that do not break down, which causes major problems for treatment plants and pumping stations.

The only things to flush down the toilet are feces, urine and toilet paper - nothing else!

A simple but smart invention in our sewer system is the water trap that prevents bad smells, diseases, and vermin from passing through.

We at AquaTeq have previously written how to reduce the risk of blowing toilets. Learn more:

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