Green Ideas

Evironmentally Friendly Toilets

Combining Nature & Technology

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: May 1, 2010
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Some cabins have all the modern conveniences of home from day one, including a run-of-the-mill plumbed toilet. But some newly built cabins lack a well and a septic system as the owners slowly add these features over time.
   
And then there are those cabin owners who can install conventional plumbing but don’t want to hassle with permitting agencies and the ensuing red tape. Other folks are just looking for an easy option for a garage, boathouse, workshop or guest cabin. And some, especially near lakes, have a strong interest in conserving water to keep their septic systems healthy – especially by alleviating the stress put on septic systems during busy weekends at the cabin.
   
For all of these reasons, composting and incinerating toilets can be a practical, economical and eco-friendly choice for cabin owners.
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