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Gates Foundation Funded Project Launches New Toilets in India

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The new Delight toilet system is self-funding and self-cleaning.

6 billion have cell phones. Only 4.5 billion people on the planet have available toilets. And lack of proper sanitation causes serious health issues for millions in the developing world.

The new Delight toilet system, which is backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is posing a solution to the widespread issue.
The toilet will conduct its own maintenance practices. It will also help to conserve electricity and water. It is monitored remotely, so public workers are aware that it is clean.

The scientific company behind the Delight has installed 400 units thus far in India. The Delight varies the amount of water during flushes, depending on how long a user takes. Public workers are aware that it is clean.

The exterior of public restroom allows for 200 square feet of advertising space that funds the toilet’s upkeep, along with low usage fees.

While this is a much more scalable project, many home-grown innovative solutions have been tried in the country before. Last year, some villages in India recruited volunteers, armed with whistles and drums, to bust and possibly humiliate those who chose to relieve themselves in public.