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What are the advantage and disadvantages of PIT latrines?

The major advantage of PIT latrines is that faeces can be used to produce useful biomass. The main disadvantage is that they are often polluting groundwater if they are not placed carefully.

More inforamtion on the impact of PIT latrines on the groundwater will be provide in the section about the 'resource water', more information about the use of faeces as biomass in the section about the 'resource biomass'.