There are a few things you will want to take into account when you’re installing a Clivus Multrum™ composting toilet.
Quite often Clivus Multrum™ continuous composting toilets are installed in parks, national parks and public areas so toilet rooms that are side by side can usually be serviced by the one compost chamber. Larger tanks can also have more than one pedestal for each composting tank.
As the toilet pedestals are connected by vertical chutes to the compost tank, pedestals that are some distance apart will need separate tanks.
With a split system composting toilet, the tank needs to be positioned under the bathroom where the pedestal is located. This means you will need access to the area where the holding tank is located.
If your land is slightly sloped you may need to partially excavate the area where the composting tank is located. Ensure there is sufficient space to allow for maintenance.
The drain pipe for excess liquid from the tank must slope down to its discharge point into a soakage trench or other disposal method.
The volume of excess liquid will depend on several factors, but should not exceed 1 litre per person per day. In domestic installations, there is frequently no excess liquid at all. Clivus Multrum can also provide reliable pump-out systems if natural drainage cannot be achieved.
Good drainage for your compost tank is important to ensure that your tank doesn’t flood from surface water or with rising groundwater.