Training on Emptying and Transportation of Faecal Sludge and Septage

Date:  October 14-15, 2019

Venue: Directorate of Urban Local Bodies,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

To improve the emptying and transportation component of the sanitation service chain for creating enabling environment for improved faecal sludge management in the select cities

To train and inform the emptiersabout standard operating procedures of emptying and transportation of faecal sludge

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) entered into a partnership with Department of Urban Development (DoUD), Government of Uttar Pradesh for ‘Support foreffective Septage Management in Uttar Pradesh’ in January 2018. CSE shall support state functionaries and ULBs plan and implement reforms for achieving effective septage management and city wide sanitation by facilitating the convergence of various national and state policies, plans, programmes and project implementation showcasing improvements across the urban sanitation value chain – containment, emptying, disposal, treatment and reuse/recycle, together with river pollution abatement.

CSE has set-up a Programme Support Unit (PSU) in Lucknow and Technical Support Units (TSU) in Bijnor and Chunar city to support facilitate and handhold state and city-level agencies in planning, creating operating guidelines and enabling frameworks, as well as designing and executing Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) practices in cities across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

CSE is committed to build capacities of state officials, decision makers and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of city, state and national level sanitation programme. This would include conducting field exposure visits for state-level officials to explore good management practices.

Most cities and towns in India do not have underground sewerage systems to dispose of waste. These urban areas resort to on-plot systems of sanitation generally with a pit latrine or a septic tank. The sludge deposited in these tanks and pits need to be emptied from time to time.

There is no structured attempt by any institution to ensure that these septic tanks and pit latrines are emptied safely and periodically. The private sector has responded innovatively with the development of the ‘Vacuum tankers’. These vacuum trucks/tankers of capacity 3000-8000 litres, with or without a water jetting facility ply in the cities.The private sector should be encouraged by providing clear guidelines for the waste disposalat designated site.

About CSE
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a public interest research and advocacy organisation, researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.Water programme of CSE has evolved to help in establish policy principles, innovative technologies and implementation strategies for water and wastewater management in India. These efforts have been directed towards meeting the twin goals of laying the foundations for a water prudent society and adapting for climate change. CSE has been an important thought-leader in water management sector. It has already influenced global policies and strategies to focus on the sustainable sanitation by mainstreaming Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Management.

Target participants:-
Emptiers and Sanitary inspectors working in Bijnor, Chunar and Lucknow. Selection of participants is based on scrutinizing their profession

Boarding loadging with daily and transportation allowance will be provided based on CSE’s administration policy.

#Participation in the training is based on invitation only

Training co-ordinators:-

Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager, CSE

Rahul Mankotia
Programme Manager, CSE


Training director:- 

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director
Urban Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment, India