MAPET System

WASTE, Dar es Salaam Sewerage and Sanitation Department

MAPET System (Manual Pit-latrine emptying technology) was a pushcart designed to empty existing pit latrines.

Product description Brand name and product description

The MAPET System was a human-powered vacuum system made up of two separate systems. A pump operated by a hand piston pump and vacuum tank that are both mounted on a pushcart. This product has been discontinued and marked as a failure due to the inability to source parts and the high initial cost to purchase based on a review of pit latrine technologies.



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Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
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)

Targeted users were individual households or communities without access to sanitation systems.

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