Accession Number
2012.I.42
Brief Description
One beige Campmaster portable chemical toilet made from a matte finished high-density polythene and comprising a 20 litre holding tank for waste product and a 10 litre water tank for flushing.
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Production Role
Maker
Production Date
2010
Background
Chemical toilets were distributed by the Christchurch City Council as one solution to the badly damaged sewerage system following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. These chemical toilets were accompanied by large biohazard waste disposal tanks which were located on streets for residents to dispose of their waste. In some areas residents had to use these chemical toilets for months, even when the water supply was switched back on, because of the extensive damage to the sewerage system. In total around 37,000 chemical toilets were ordered by the Christchurch City Council for residential use following the earthquake.

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