The Smart Toilet, that won international award, has already come into operation at six places in Kathmandu and two places in Lalitpur Metropolis. The Smart Toilets designed and constructed by Aerosan Toilet uses modern technology such as automatic flush system, rainwater harvesting, waste water recycling and water recharge system.
Smart Toilets are already in operation at Swoyambhu, Baneshwor, Tripureshwor, Ramghat and Paropakar of Kathmandu and Patandhoka and Mangalbazaar of Lalitpur. Another toilet is under construction at Passport office at Tripureshwor, according to Prakash Amatya, chairman of Aerosan Toilet.
The Smart Toilet has been awarded one of the best five sanitation projects during Saraphati Challenge Sanitation Programme organized at Stockholm, Sweden in 2021. Other four award winning sanitation projects were from USA, Ghana, Jordan and Mexico.
The Smart Toilet has three separate sections for male, female and third gender/disabled persons. The toilet also produces biogas by using the waste materials which is used to operate a café adjoining to it. The customers are charged with Rs. 10 to get the services at the ultra-modern toilet, which is basically used for sanitation and hygiene of the toilet.
However, the Smart Toilet situated at Buddhapark at Swoyambhu, provides services to the customers at free of cost. The toilet is run with the slogan “Pee Free, Take Tea.” Here the pedestrians can avail the sanitation services at free of cost and enjoy tea with just Rs. 15 per cup.
Aerosan Toilet aims to operate Smart Toilets at many more locations in Kathmandu for the convenience of the locals as well as tourists. Aerosan has constructed and operated these toilets in collaboration with Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Lalitpur Metropolitan City.
Soon after winning Mayoral election Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Sah has announced to provide toilet services to the Kathmanduites free of cost.