Regulatory reform: raising the standard of pit-emptying services in Kisumu

Themes: Faecal sludge management Regulation Sanitation WASH
Countries: Kenya

In Kisumu, Kenya, pit latrines are the dominant form of sanitation, yet the servicing of these pits has previously been unregulated.

This Note outlines the recent introduction of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) – led by Kisumu County Public Health Office – which aim to minimise operator and public health risk throughout the emptying and disposal process.