India’s First Electronic Public Toilet
The infrastructure build-out in India is about modernizing highways, railways, telecom, ports, and power. But there is a very important and often overlooked element in the effort to create a better quality of life for citizens and tourists alike: The creation of an urban sanitation infrastructure.
Eram Scientific, a Social Enterprise, has taken on the challenge of addressing public sanitation by developing a product that is portable, hygienically maintained, and eco-friendly. eToilet is India's First Electronic Public Toilet.
eToilet incorporates full cycle approach in sustainable sanitation by integrating convergence of electronics, mechanical, web-mobile technologies thereby controlling entry, usage, cleaning, exit, and remote monitoring capabilities with multiple revenue options.
The insertion of a coin opens the door of the eToilet for the user, switches on a light—thus saving energy—and even directs the person with audio commands. The toilets are programmed to flush 1.5 liters of water after 3 minutes of usage or 4.5 liters if usage is longer. It can also be programmed to clean the platform with a complete wash down after every 5 or 10 persons use the toilet.
|Till date, 400+ eToilet units and over 200 Sewage Treatments Plants have been set up across India and another 80 eToilets are in the pipeline in Kerala. eToilet has won over 25 awards nationally and internationally.|