Faecal sludge management and private sector

In India, approximately 60% of the urban population is dependent on on-site sanitation systems. We work with cities to implement sanitation services across the value chain. We focus on policies, regulations and institutional factors and work with various stakeholders to ensure that the service provided is effective, sustainable and financially viable for the city. Our approach included developing viable business and financial models which explored partnerships with the private sector to provide quality services with the ULBs. This comprised of building capacities of the ULBs and private sector to draw up performance-based contracts and build their monitoring capacities.

Workshop on FSSM - Sharing Lessons from City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) Cities

After the success of Swachh Bharat Mission which helped build strong narratives around benefits of improved sanitation and making all...

FSM Toolkit Testing Workshop at AIT, Bangkok

AIT Bangkok had organized a 3-day workshop during 20th and 22nd January 2016 to conduct in-depth testing and validation of...

Technology Options for Septage Treatment

Our work on technology options for on-site sanitation systems has reviewed available options for the full service chain. Based on...

Study of Settled Sewer / Small Bore Sewer Systems in Punjab Villages

Settled sewerage or small bore sewer system, designed to receive only liquid portion of household wastewater, is suitable for areas...

Septic Tank Assessment in Wai and Sinnar

A detailed technical assessment of septic tanks was undertaken for sample households, institutional, community and public toilets in terms of...

City Sanitation Planning and IFSM experience in Wai: Poster at BMGF South Asian city partners' meet in Dakar, Senegal

BMGF organised a learning event in Dakar for its South Asian city partners. One of the topics discussed here was...

Making Cities ODF+ in Maharashtra

The Govt. of Maharashtra has recognized the challenge of faecal sludge and septage management and making cities ODF+. Besides Wai...

Institutional Arrangements and Regulation of Faecal Sludge Management in Maharashtra

Little attention has been placed on appropriate regulation and monitoring of on-site sanitation. This study reviews the rules, regulations and...

Governance for Improved Faecal Sludge Management

This policy brief is based on a major study titled, "Faecal Sludge and Sullage Management in Urban Maharashtra: Analysis of...

Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement in City Sanitation Planning in Wai, Sinnar and Ambajogai

A study of potential private sector engagement was carried out to implement three innovative and scalable ideas for private sector...

Procurement Process for PSP in Wai and Sinnar - Challenges and Learnings

The city governments of Wai and Sinnar have engaged a private enterprise for delivery of Fecal Sludge and Septage Management...

Action points for Private sector engagement for Citywide IFSM services

The IFSM plan is being explored for two cities, Wai and Sinnar in Maharashtra, where PPP is being explored for...

Policy brief for Private Sector Engagement for the Provision of Sanitation Services in Small and Medium Towns in Maharashtra

This policy brief discusses various aspects to be covered by state and national policy-makers to create an enabling environment for...

Model Tender Documents for Septic Tank Emptying and Treatment Facility

These model tender documents for "Service contract for scheduled emptying of septic tanks" and "DBOT project for FSTP" provide customizable...

Workshop on Septage Treatment Technology

PAS Project, CEPT University organised a workshop "Septage Treatment Technology" during October 20-21, 2016 in partnership with Urban Development Department,...

Capacity Building for Septage Management Plan

A workshop on 'Septage Management Plan' was organized by CEPT University, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) and...

Workshop on Exploring PPP Opportunities for Sanitation in Smaller Towns in Maharashtra

Based on an assessment in two small towns in Maharashtra a workshop was organised by CEPT University in partnership with...

Capacity Building on FSM of Contractors and Municipal Staff

A workshop on 'Swachh Nagar - Making Toilets and Septic tanks work' was organized by CEPT University, All India Institute...

Flash Cards for Onsite Sanitation Systems

A set of 20 flash cards to illustrate the existing and available technology options and processes across the entire service...

Septic Tanks Dos and Don'ts

A Poster prepared as visual aid for communicating good practices to follow and mistakes to avoid while constructing septic tanks.

Scheduled Desludging of Septic Tanks in Wai

Households in small and medium towns of India rely on on-site sanitation systems like septic tanks which need to be...

Resources for Planning Scheduled Desludging of Septic Tanks

CPHEEO recommends that septic tanks be emptied every 2/3 years. The new Swachh Bharat ODF+/++ protocol also mandates safe management...

IT Enabled Monitoring Systems for FSSM

The cities of Wai and Sinnar are working towards becoming ODF++ with the construction of an FSTP and commencement of...

Scheduled Desludging of Septic Tanks in Wai and Sinnar - Flyer

This flyer talks about the concept of scheduled desludging implemented in the cities of Wai and Sinnar. The idea is...

Performance Based Contracts for Engaging Private Sector in FSSM - Flyer

The cities of Wai and Sinnar in India have tested out model contracts for provision of FSSM services by the...

Workshop on FSSM for Private Enterprises

Role of private sector is crucial in implementation of citywide FSSM services. To explore the private sector interest in FSSM,...

Exploring PPP Opportunities for Smaller Towns in Maharashtra

A workshop was organised by CEPT University in partnership with AIILSG and Dalberg Advisors on "Exploring PPP opportunities for sanitation...

FSM5 - Fifth International Conference on FSM

The Annual International Conference on FSM is a global platform for discussion of sustainable solutions for the growing challenges in...

Stockholm World Water Week 2018 - Showcase titled 'Beyond Toilets - Moving to ODF+ in Indian Cities'

CEPT, along with BMGF and WSUP convened a showcase event at SWWW 2018. The event was to highlight the issue...

Fourth International Conference on FSM

The Annual International Conference on FSM is a global platform for discussion of sustainable solutions for the growing challenges in...

Reuse of treated wastewater and septage at Wai

Wai, a city in Maharashtra, has successfully implemented scheduled desludging and has a faecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) for safe...

Institutionalizing FSSM services in Wai Municipal council

Wai Municipal Council (WMC) has been providing scheduled desludging service since 2018. For smooth implementation and monitoring of Wai's FSSM...

Training of Trainers: FSM Toolbox Workshop at AIT, Bangkok

AIT Bangkok had organized a 4-day workshop during 7-10 June 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide an...

Using Sani Tab for monitoring scheduled emptying operations in two cities in Maharashtra – Wai and Sinnar

Inspired from Wai and Sinnar’s experience, SaniTab has found its application in monitoring the scheduled desludging operations in these two...

Role of Center for Water and Sanitation in Supporting the Journey of Sinnar for Safe Sanitation

CWAS has been supporting Sinnar Municipal Council in its journey towards safe sanitation since 2013. CWAS supported SMC in demonstrating...

Technical Training of Local Contractors in Wai and Sinnar

A technical training on Toilets and Septic Tank Construction was organized in Wai and Sinnar city. It aims to build...

Sinnar : a model city for sanitation

This book captures the journey of Sinnar city to become a model city for sanitation. Sinnar was declared an ODF...

FSSM Plan for Kolhapur and Satara

CWAS supports the cities of Kolhapur and Satara for improvement in sanitation services in the city. A Fecal Sludge and...

Reuse Plan for treated wastewater and sludge at Kolhapur and Satara

In most cities, treated wastewater is discharged into natural water bodies. There is greater recognition now to reuse the treated...

Private sector assessment for desludging services in Maharashtra

Private service providers play a significant role in the delivery of desludging services in Maharashtra. The research study was carried...