Low cost sewerage systems in Tegucigalpa

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The choice of technology was based on construction cost in contrast with traditional sewage design. The small-bore sewage systems (solid free sewerage) convey the domestic sewage which settled on-site in a septic tank. Only the settled sewage is discharged into the sewage pipes to the main collector. The community provided the manual labour (each household had to excavate 15m of trench and some local construction materials including PVC accessories. UNICEF in partnership with Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) provided families with near-market-rate credit to construction of household sanitary services such as toilet, shower etc.