Faecal Sludge; Quality; Sanitation, Yaounde


Background: Faecal sludge (FS) management is a challenging problem in low-income countries where large parts of the urban population rely on onsite sanitation systems (Koné, 2010; Strande et al., 2014). In these countries, the discharge of raw faecal sludge directly into the environment is a common practice that threatens environmental and public health, because pollution of water resource. To avoid this situation, characterization of faecal sludge for adequate treatment before discharge into the environment is needed. Many studies were carried out on the faecal sludge characterization and treatment (Kengne, 2008; Bassan et al., 2013). Cameroon like other sub-Saharan countries lack in term of FS characteristics in onsite sanitation system. This work aimed at studying the effects of storages systems on the characteristics of FS in Yaoundé.

Objectives: This work aimed at assessing some of the factors that affect the quality of FS in on-site sanitation systems in Yaounde, especially the type and depth of device.