Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America: The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities

Mar 01, 2012 | by
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This is an investigation of fecal sludge removal, collection, and disposal in peri-urban areas of Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras (all countries where sanitary sewerage coverage is below the regional average). Based on surveys and focus groups among users, surveys and interviews with operators, and interviews with strategic stakeholders, the author describes the existing institutional structures and markets for sludge collection services in these places and recommends ways they can be improved.