SaTo Pan

AmericanStandard and iDE

The SaTo Pan is a toilet pan that mechanically and hydraulically seals pit latrines.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SaTo pan is a toilet pan that uses a mechanical and water seals to close off pit latrines form open air. This reduces disease transmission from flying insects that come into contact with human waste. It also eliminates the unsightly appearance and odors from open pit latrines and reduces the volume of water needed to flush.

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

Africa, Asia, Latin America; regions where squatting and pit latrines are fairly common practice.

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

RFL produce the product and distribute it to retailers in Bangladesh. Crestanks produce and sell the product in Uganda. Kentainers sell it in Kenya. American Standard developed the SaTo pan and donated many SaTo pans during their Flush for good-campaigniDE, that developed the SaTo pan together with American Standard has distributed it a lot in Bangladesh for example. Wateraid has implemented the product in Nepal. BRAC also assisted American Standard in the development and distribution of the SaTo pan. Save the childrenFood for the PoorPlumbers Without Borders and UNHCR are other implementers.

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

SaTo pan costs 2-5 USD per unit.

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)

Low-income households where squatting and pit latrines are norm.

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