Handling of black waste water in settlements in Greenland

In small Greenland settlements black waste water is today collected from the toilets in plastic bags, which are emptied manually once or twice a week into the sea near the settlement.

DGE paticipates in a pilot project of establishment of Swedish toilets, where the liquid is evaporated and the solids are reduced to vegetable mould in the toilets, for monthly collection to compost piles. There are various technical and sociological aspects that must be clarified through the 1-year pilot project.


Jens Peter Nielsen
International Director
Direct: +45 20 30 12 36
Email: jpn@dge.dk