Features March 2011 Issue

How Do We Plumb Thee? Let Us Count the Ways

The holding-tank era brings a wide range of installation options.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning would have a fine time counting the variety of ways to treat waste aboard a sailboat. Let us count the ways. Apart from the “standard” electric toilets that we tested here (either raw-water or freshwater plumbed), there are portable toilets, composting toilets like the Air Head, hold-and-treat systems like Raritan’s Lectra San, and vacuum-based systems like Sea-Land’s VacuFlush. In addition, there are multiple ways to plumb a holding tank into the system.

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