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Composting toilets are leaky jobs

Deborah Oslik

Composting Toilet at the Living Lab! One of the consistent issues we face with our composting toilets are insect infestations. In 2017 we installed a two chamber composting toilet, with the chambers at about 150 gallons each. They are masonry built with all the same features as any other chamber toilet. The important piece we did not give attention to initially that we are doing now is making sure all possible gaps are carefully sealed! At the access hatch, along the toilet seat, the air vent that leads to the roof, etc. No leak must go unsealed... insects will always find the hole! Off to the hardware store...