SATO 101

The original toilet pan

Do you want an affordable and accessible sanitation solution that offers a genuine upgrade to open pits? Look no further than the 101, one of our most iconic products that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. The award-winning design delivers freshness, comfort and safety to households and public institutions that do not have access to running water or sewer systems.

  • Minimizes odour for enhanced user experience
  • Saves water. The pan uses less than one litre per flush –  20% less than conventional toilet pans
  • Visually appealing – its bright colour and unique award-winning design is a welcome addition to any direct pit
  • Easy to install. Can be used in new construction or as retrofit in existing toilets
  • Suitable for in households, schools, workplace and community toilets
  • Shuts out unpleasant view into dark pit and human waste
  • Increased safety. Limited outlet aperture helps to prevent young children from falling into pits
  • Sanitation for a lifetime – our ‘trap door’ mechanism has been tested to last the equivalent of 100 years of use by a household of five
Key features
  • The cup that creates a counterweight action is filled with cement during installation
  • Optimal counterweight action lets waste and flush water pass through, but otherwise stays closed
  • Unique self-closing counterweighted trap door is designed to create an air-tight seal that closes off pit latrines from the open air which minimizes odours.
  • The trap door reduces the transmission of preventable diseases from insects that come into contact with human waste
  • Constructed from durable plastic, it is easy to clean with regular off-the-shelf products
  • Dealer pack quantities:  Bangladesh 9, Kenya 10

Size: 464mm (L) 248mm (W) 213mm (H)


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“Since partnering we’ve seen that the SATO Toilet is an easy upgrade which can convert open pit toilets to closed pits. This benefits the communities where our workers live and helps ensure they stay safe and healthy.”

Akshay Shah