The first five years of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan have been very successful with India attaining ODF status. Now the time has come to go beyond and make sanitation the viable economic and livelihoods opportunity it can be.
Winters are when you change your skin care routine and your diet to make sure the weather doesn’t get you down. But your septic tank too needs a winter care routine to make sure it can continue to function efficiently and effectively.
Saving habitats is not only about large-scale industrial or civic actions. Small, individual actions matter equally. Not only for impact but for intent as well. And you can start saving habitats by taking care of your septic tank.
Septic tanks can be an amazing tool in your journey towards a more sustainable future for the planet. But they too need TLC to ensure they can do their job well.
Monsoons in India are not just harbingers of good news. They also bring a whole host of diseases with them including malaria, dengue and cholera. The secret to protect yourself from these diseases might lie in how you treat your septic tank.
Untreated waste is not just a critical threat to public health, it is also a major threat to the environment. Toxic waste contaminates our air, soil and water, creating a cycle of harm breaking which will need all of us to make lifestyle changes at an individual level too.
Cleaning septic tanks and sewerage systems in India is often accompanied by loss of life because we still ask humans to get into septic tanks and manholes to clean them. It doesn’t have to be this way. We have a natural solution that is much easier and better for the environment too.