Snowbird Hut Outhouse Tests New Concepts in an Alpine Environment
The new urine separating, solid waste dehydrating outhouse for the Snowbird Hut has been completed and is ready for your visit! The Snowbird Hut Team is testing a new outhouse design for the alpine environment. This design uses a specially crafted toilet bowl shaped with a ’catch chamber’ that drains liquids outside to evaporate. Solid waste drops down the hole of the toilet bowl onto a drying rack. Fresh air is circulated through the system by venting and solar warming to remove the moisture from the chamber. We hope to dry the waste matter so that it can be removed more easily and less frequently from the outhouse.
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