Lead SALead SA

New toilet system hopes to eradicate dangerous pit toilets in schools

Written by: Lengwadishang Ramphele

LiquidGold is a company that believes they have what it takes to save the much-needed water and impact lives by using specially designed toilets that collect urine.

CEO and founder at LiquidGold Orion Herman says this could be a solution to pit toilet problems South Africa is currently faced with.

The company has designed unique gender-neutral urinate-only toilets which are 100 percent waterless and hygienic.

Once the containers are full, they are removed and transported to a plant where fertiliser is produced from urine.

The facility saves up to 9 litres of water per flush and more importantly it eradicate pit toilets from the open system to something that is closed, safe and more functional.

Orion Herman, CEO and founder of LiquidGold

We take a 12-foot container, divide it between girls and boys. With our technology, it is deployed onsite and connected to a collection tank in less than six weeks. It is 50 percent cheaper than your conventional system....

Orion Herman, CEO and founder of LiquidGold

We charge R190 000 for a full container, fitted with rubberised floors, windows, doors including a twelve months service and more importantly we create jobs.

Orion Herman, CEO and founder of LiquidGold

Liquid Gold aims to roll out about 1 000 of their urinals fitted into a shipping container to schools across the country.

To hear the rest of the conversation on LiquidGold, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : New toilet system hopes to eradicate dangerous pit toilets in schools




Read next from articles

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Wattapac is a water-saving bladder and pump designed to help plumbers save as much as 1 000 litres of water a day.
Read on...

Water entrepreneurs invited to join business incubator programme

Water entrepreneurs invited to join business incubator programme

Fetola has launched a Groundswell Programme for entrepreneurs with products or services that can address environmental challenges.
Read on...

"Restaurants are obligated to provide you with tap water" - Fedhasa

"Restaurants are obligated to provide you with tap water" - Fedhasa

Jeff Rosenberg, Fedhasa Cape chairperson talks about CT restaurants refusing patrons free tap water.
Read on...

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts explains how they've ensured no job losses and continued operations during the tough drought.
Read on...

Smart Water Meter Challenge passes 100 school milestone

Smart Water Meter Challenge passes 100 school milestone

One hundred and ten schools saving 21 million litres of water which translates to a total saving of R1,1 million in just over three months.
Read on...

Final Day Zero judgment call to be made by end March - JP Smith

Final Day Zero judgment call to be made by end March - JP Smith

The City of Cape Town says there are no foreign consulates who have asked for exemption from the water restrictions.
Read on...

Water and Sanitation Dept kicks off #SaveWater campaign in Cape Town

Water and Sanitation Dept kicks off #SaveWater campaign in Cape Town

The department is encouraging all South Africans to keep saving water as parts of country grapple with one of the worst droughts.
Read on...

WWF Water Files: Power of pulling together

WWF Water Files: Power of pulling together

WWF's Christine Colvin shares ways in which communities can unite and have conversations around saving water in a drought.
Read on...