The Blue Diversion Toilet is attractive and easy to use, and suitable for both washers and wipers. It provides safe running water 24/7 and is designed for 50 uses per day (~10 users). The toilet presents a next generation model of the urine diverting dehydrating toilet (UDDT), which is usually not very popular among users, especially amongst washers.
The Blue Diversion Toilet was amended with a flush function (for the front part), a washbasin for hand washing, and a showerhead for personal hygiene (for anal cleansing and menstrual hygiene).
The water provided for these functions is water that has been recycled and treated on-site in the back wall of the Blue Diversion Toilet. Guaranteeing safe and high quality water without high electricity requirements is possible only because the water, urine and faeces are separated into three different streams at source. The squatting toilet pan divides these three streams, and is especially designed to be easy to use for washers, and to prevent the splashing of urine. The Blue Diversion product range will be extended to a sitting model in 2015.
The Blue Diversion Toilet has been successfully tested in the field. Two field tests in Uganda in 2013 (in collaboration with Makerere University) and in Kenya in 2014 (in collaboration with Sanergy) proved that people have a need for this kind toilet, that they see the value of the Blue Diversion Toilet and are willing to invest in it.