Tiger Toilet FAQs

2. What is the difference between Tiger Toilet and a septic tank toilet?

In septic tank toilets the human waste is stored inside the septic tank and the water is flushed out in the gutters. There is no treatment or waste decomposition solution for the waste which remains inside the septic tank. In Tiger Toilet the human waste settles on the filter media provided in the Biodigester and the flushed water from Tiger Toilet gets filtered through the filter media and the filtered clean water penetrates into the ground by gravity.

3. Does the flushed water from Tiger Toilet contaminate the ground water?

No. The Tiger Toilet is environment friendly and does not contaminate the groundwater or nature in any way. The Tiger Toilet Biodigester has a scientifically designed and implemented/arranged filter media which filters the flushed water from Tiger Toilet in such a way that all the human waste particles dissolved in the flushed water from Tiger Toilet gets trapped in the filter media and only the clean water penetrates into the ground. Laboratory results have proved that the water passed from Tiger Toilet filter media which penetrates into the ground has satisfactory COD and TSS values.

4. How many people can use the tiger toilet daily?

6-7 people from an individual household (one whole family) can use the Tiger Toilet daily.
In case of Tiger Toilet use in a school, around 12 to 13 students can use one Tiger Toilet daily.

5. What happens to everyday human waste (human excreta) which falls inside the Tiger Toilet Biodigester?

The everyday human waste which falls inside the Biodigester gets converted to vermicompost. This conversion is a completely natural process and also quiet rapid in such a way that there is no waste matter seen in the Biodigester in around 24 hours after using the toilet for defecation.

6. What is the actual procedure to empty the Tiger Toilet Biodigester (pit) after filling?

As the Tiger Toilet works on vermicompost technology, when the lid/cover of the Biodigester is opened, a layer of vermicompost (soil like material) is seen accumulated at the top of the filter media. This accumulated vermicompost can be removed by the Tiger Toilet user manually by hand & can be collected in a pan or bucket.

7. What is the use of this vermicompost obtained from the Biodigester?

The vermicompost can be used in agriculture related farming, in public or individual gardens. Also, it can be sold at a good price in market as the verimicompost formed inside the Tiger Toilet Biodigester is of best quality having good NPK values.

8. What is meant by FRCS panel and is this long-lasting?

FRCS means Fibre Reinforced Cement Sheet and the toilets built with these panels last for more than 20 years.

9. How much time will it take to build one Tiger Toilet?

Generally, a minimum of around two to three Tiger Toilets can be built in one day.
The rate of construction of Tiger Toilets can be increased depending on the requirements.

10. Is there any smell or flies near pits?

As it an aerobic system it doesn’t smell & there is no accumulation of flies and mosquitoes.

11. How much quantity of water can we use for flushing in the Tiger Toilet?

We can use minimum of around 3- 5 litres of water per person to maintain sufficient hygiene and proper flushing of waste.

12. Can we use the toilet for only urination purpose?

No. The Tiger Toilet should be used for Defecation also.

13. Is there any chance of breakage of FRP digester?

No. Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) digester has a long life of more than 20 years.

14. Can we use Harpic, acid or phenyl for cleaning of Tiger Toilet squatting pan?

No. The Tiger Toilet should be cleaned with ash (wood ash) only.