Instructions on how to choose a toilet for a cottage


Instructions on how to choose a toilet for a cottage
Instructions on how to choose a toilet for a cottage

Instructions on how to choose a toilet for a cottage

Despite the heavy snow this year and the prolonged winter, spring will still come, followed by a warm (hopefully) summer. This is the best time to spend time in the country or in a country house. Especially if there is a small child in the family. There are all the charms on the face - fresh air, fresh and environmentally friendly fruits and vegetables from the garden without any chemicals, the absence of city fuss, etc.

Already in January, we began to think about moving to the dacha, which was almost completed last fall. It remains only to settle a few points, one of which is the installation of a toilet. And as it turned out, in our case, not everything is so simple. Installing a regular toilet with a flush, when the waste is washed off and filtered with septic tanks and goes into the ground, does not quite suit us. And the reason for this is high groundwater. As experts have told us, in this case, sewage can get into the water that we pump from the well for drinking and cooking. And this is absolutely unacceptable, because there is a small child in the family.

We have started to study the issue of installing an alternative toilet. As it turned out, most of what is offered on our market are chemical toilets, where human waste is filled with chemical reagents. The price of such toilets is not high in principle, but the presence of chemicals scared us off - it's better for the child not to contact with chemistry, you know.

Having surfed the expanses of the World Wide Web and delved a little deeper into the study of the issue, we found really harmless toilet options without the use of any chemistry. These are anhydrous toilets, where liquid waste fractions are separated from solid ones, and the latter are disposed of by drying. We became interested in the market of such devices.

It turned out that they are present on the Ukrainian market. Moreover, there are both imported and domestic models. The price of imported ones certainly bites a little, but Ukrainian ones are quite affordable and of high quality. I contacted the manufacturer of waterless toilets and received comprehensive advice on the principle of operation and operation of such a toilet. After not much thought, we decided to buy, which we don't regret a bit. The toilet came by New mail within 3 days. The installation took several hours, and the husband installed everything himself. The product turned out to be very compact and convenient, and most importantly, there is no smell either during use or in the intervals between those. This is achieved due to the fan, which is built into the toilet and is constantly working. Moreover, it is also an additional ventilation in the bathroom and pulls all the smells out of the house. And in order for the fan operation not to stop even when the electricity is turned off, my husband installed an additional battery that is charged from a solar battery. Now everything works even when there is no light.

The toilet has been in the house for a little more than a month, but electricity consumption, it seems to me, has practically not increased. We paid UAH 10 more than usual. Very economical and convenient. And if we take into account the fact that solid waste (which needs to be disposed of at the request of the seller every 3-4 months) can be safely buried in the garden in the form of natural fertilizer, then we can say that this will allow you not to buy fertilizers for the garden. Let it not be a big one, but still a saving.

Therefore, if it is not possible to install a regular toilet with a water flush at your dacha or in a country house, there are children in the family and you do not want them to come into contact with chemical reagents and if you want to buy an economical, harmless toilet - pay attention to anhydrous toilets. And chemical ones are not toilets, but divorce for the ignorant.