Sustainable Toilets

Study on Sustainable Toilet Provision in Rural Locations

The Eco Loo Study

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER LAG recently commissioned a study to look into all aspects of toilet provision in remote rural locations.

The contract for the study was awarded through open tender in December 2009 and the subsequent study was undertaken by Fife-based Living Water.

The report was completed between January and April 2010 and takes a close look at all the types of composting toilets currently on the market as well as looking at systems connected to a mains water supply.  There are also a number of interesting case studies that give an insight into the realities of running and maintaining various types of toilet.

Other sections within the report look at design considerations, health and safety, planning regulations and there is an appendices of contacts and suggested reading.

The Main Report and Case Studies are available to download as separate PDF files.  Click on the appropriate title for the required file.

Main report without the case studiesCase studies
1. Inchcailloch Island, Loch Lomond
2. Linn of Dee car park, Braemar
3. Corrour Bothy, Cairngorm Mountains
4. The Cairngorm Poo Project
5. Eden Rivers Trust, Carlisle
6. Barnluasgan Compost Toilet, Argyll
7. Sunart Oakwoods Toilet, Strontian
8. Inverlochlarig car park, Balquhidder
9. Foresty Commission, Allean & Faskally
10. RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre
11. Loch Lomond Eastern Shore
12. Aysgarth Falls