Learn about the benefits of a composting toilet and how a masonry, double chamber composting toilet works from WMG Policy and Technical Director, Catlow Shipek. This video highlights the system at WMG's Living Lab and Learning Center.
We hope you're just as excited about Composting Toilet maintenance as Catlow Shipek, Technical and Policy Director, is! In this video, he'll show you what to do when one of your barrels is full so you can keep on composting
Learn how to maintain a site-built composting toilet to ensure proper function and aid the composting process. Catlow Shipek, WMG’s Policy and Technical Director, shares routine maintenance practices for his home system.
Interested in getting a composting toilet for your home or are you building a new home and plan to install a composting toilet? This document will help step you through permitting requirements.
Also known as "Notice of Intent to Discharge for an Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Facility".
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) approved, on December 28, 2016, for permitting the construction and use of two site-built designs piloted by Watershed Management Group through a two-year process with 22 participating sites. The Proprietary Treatment Product Listing for the two designs now expands the range of composting toilet options available to Arizonans. The two batch-style composting toilet system designs are 1) a 55-gallon barrel system and 2) a masonry chamber system.
From peaches to poo... and back again! This first-of-its-kind book teaches children about composting toilets and the nutrient cycle. Poo to Peaches also includes technical information pages for adults with details on composting toilet use and maintenance. Written by WMG staff and volunteers, this book was funded through a Kickstarter campaign supported by over 150 backers from around the world.
Watershed Management Group (WMG) led the 2‐year Composting Toilet Research Action Project as part of an EPA Environmental Education Grant focused on developing desert soil stewardship. The goal of the Desert Soil Stewardship program was to teach urban gardeners and neighborhood activists critical thinking and stewardship practices regarding soil management to address the environmental issues of loss of soil nutrients, food security, waste reduction, and water conservation.
Overcoming social barriers to using composting toilets.
Learn how to build a composting toilet system. The system is based on a 55-gal barrel system developed by David Omick, www.omick.net. You can purchase a 2-barrel and 3-barrel kit from WMG!