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  5. Well Rehab
  6. Animal Troughs
Price: $12,604.00

Pit Latrine

Pit LatrineVentilated pit latrines are often constructed in an effort to maintain good hygiene and sanitation practices and to help avoid the culture of open defecation in public areas.  These latrines are constructed for public institutions such as schools and health centers. Such institutions tend to be quite congested, and typically have the capacity to oversee the upkeep of a latrine.  A typical pit latrine consists of a pit of approximately 8 meters (26 feet) and lined to the top of the hole. A floor and superstructure are then added with internal walls for privacy. Doors are attached and the structure is ventilated to help minimize odor. Latrines are also equipped with hand washing facilities which use water obtained from a rain water harvesting system.

Latrine Hand WashingOnce the construction of a latrine is completed, the administration and maintenance of the facility is handed over to the local institution for which it was built.  Pit latrines have significantly contributed to the reduction of hygiene and sanitation related diseases within the communities where such latrines are placed. The unsanitary practice of open defecation has also been reduced in areas where a pit latrine has been constructed.

Pit latrine cost break down

  DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT PRICE (SSP) TOTAL (SSP ) TOTAL (USD)
1 Preliminaries                    1,970                 657
1.1 Site clearance 25 Metre square                     2                  50                  17
1.2 Excavation 24 Cubic meter                   80              1,920                 640
2 Wall lining                    6,400              2,133
2.1 Bricks 8,800 No.                 0.35              3,080              1,027
2.2 Sand 5 CCM                  300              1,500                 500
2.3 Cement 28 Bags                   65              1,820                 607
3 Slab                    1,410                 470
3.1 Cement 8 Bags                   65                 520                 173
3.2 Sand 0.4 CCM                  300                 120                  40
3.3 Gravels 1 CCM                  350                 245                  82
3.4 Y12 6 Pcs                   75                 450                 150
3.5 Binding wire 3 Kg                   25                  75                  25
4 Form work                    1,452                 484
4.1 Timber   8x1 8 No.                   95                 760                 253
4.2   "  "      4x2 8 No.                   85                 680                 227
4.3 Nails 1 Kg                   12                  12                    4
5 Roofing                    1,238                 413
5.1 Iron sheets 8 Pcs                   65                 520                 173
5.2 Timber  4x2 5 Pcs                   85                 425                 142
5.3  "  "      3x2 3 Pcs                   65                 195                  65
5.4 Assorted nails 4 Kg                   12                  48                  16
5.5 Roofing nails 2 Kg                   25                  50                  17
6 Wall elevation                    3,709              1,236
6.1 Bricks 5,240 No.                 0.35              1,834                 611
6.2 Sand 3 CCM                  300                 900                 300
6.3 Cement 15 Bags                   65                 975                 325
7 Plastering                    1,550                 517
7.1 Cement 10 Bags                   65                 650                 217
7.2 Sand 3 CCM                  300                 900                 300
8 Painting                       520                 173
8.1 High gloss paint 2 Can                  260                 520                 173
9 Door 4 No.                  750              3,000              1,000
10 Labor and Transport                  11,600              3,867
10.1 Labor 1                 3,500              3,500              1,167
10.2 Transport of materials and staff 1                 8,100              8,100              2,700
11 Clean Water Alliance operations                    2,464                 821
12 Logistics and procurement costs Juba 1                 2,500              2,500                 833
  Total Costs                  37,813 (SSP)            $12,604

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