Sanitation Solutions Group (SSG) is a Ugandan based social enterprise providing affordable sanitation products and services to low and middle-income households, specifically pit latrine emptying services to urban slum communities in Kampala, Uganda.
SSG provides latrine and septic tank emptying services using both manual and exhasuter trucks to service clients in Kampala. The gulper is a manual emptying technology that operates like a pump and is used to empty faecal sludge from pit latrines. The sludge is emptied into 150-litre barrels that are transported to the faecal sludge treatment facility using automated tricycles.
This business model is especially suitable for congested urban slum areas that are inaccessible by vaccum trucks and so provides an emptying solution for households when pit latrines get full.