Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire is experiencing unprecedented population growth, and only 33% of the country’s urban population has access to basic sanitation. In the populous Abidjan communes of Yopougon, Attecoube and Abobo, of the 35% of households with a septic tank, 45% frequently experience overflow, thereby contaminating the environment. To avoid overflow, many landlords report having to empty their tanks at least every two months. USAID’s Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) supports local entrepreneurs to develop business solutions that respond to this challenge, including installation of soak pits.
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