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Most of the villages in Armenia lack sewerage system. Important facilities of villages (school, hospital, kindergarten, local authority), have pit-toilets, which, particularly in cold winter, creates serious problems for population, particularly for schoolchildren and teachers. Girls suffer more from inadequate sanitation. In winter toilets and their surrounding freeze, sanitary conditions do not meet standards that creates serious health problems.
Eco-toilets have not been applied yet in Armenia. However, we are aware of the tangible positive results and advantages of application of eco-toilets in other post-soviet countries.
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Eduard Mesropyan is Water and Wastewater Engineer. He is director of JINJ Ltd. engineering-consulting company, Armenia, acting in the filed of water supply and wastewater for more than 15 years. During his working activity Mr. Mesropyan has been engaged in scientific, operational, design and consulting problems and issues in the fields of water supply and wastewater, as well as water resources protection and management.