Back to nature: how to turn sewage into fertilizer

A healthy forest is rich in biodiversity, home to a wide range of plants and animals. Forests help keep soil in place, reducing flooding, mudslides and dust bowl effects. They are even more resistant to wildfires, being better able to retain moisture under their thick foliage and rich earth.

Networks of hiking trails, parks and campsites are woven through the beautiful temperate rainforests of British Columbia and millions of visitors walk through them each year.

One of the ways to protect the beauty and integrity of these ecosystems is to minimize the waste left behind. Packing out any garbage you pack in is a good start, but there are some things nobody wants to carry with them.

At CITIJAL Canada, we are working to put eco-friendly facilities in remote outdoor locations. The dual system tank doesn’t need to be connected to a sewage system, septic field or pump access, and only needs to be emptied by faucet once a year.

Plus, after being emptied the waste dries in a separate tank for two months the remaining materials are harmless, high-phosphorus fertilizer that can support the health of the forest, rather than harming it.

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