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The HandyPod is a wastewater treatment system designed for use in floating dwellings and schools.

Product description Brand name and product description

The HandyPod is a wastewater treatment system for floating communities. It is inserted under a floating house’s toilet, capturing the raw sewage and treating it within the pod using microbial biofilm processes.

The latest design is ‘amphibious’ to cope with the dry conditions, rather than being targeted for dwellings expected to be permanently afloat. It incorporates a treatment system, which can float with the house, or work equally well on land as required.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Cambodia and Myanmar

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Wetlands Work! partners with local businesses to build HandyPods for households and communities. Interview with Representative July 2020

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The cost per unit is dependent on the system installed to accommodate the household size. Interview with Representative July 2020

Indicative pricing outlined below:

  • 100 USD (Household of 4 persons)
  • 140 -150 USD (Household of 5 persons)
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

This product is a unique solution to floating households and communities. The alternative option is open defecation in rivers and lakes.  Interview with Representative July 2020

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Primary target users are floating dwellings and schools located in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake.

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