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Wéthé J., Radoux M., and Tanawa E. (2003). ‘Assainissement des eaux usées et risques socio-sanitaires et environnementaux en zones d’habitat planifié de Yaoundé-Cameroun’. Vertigo 4(1):1-12.
Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Access to sanitation in Yaoundè
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Proper disposal of sewage is essential for urban water quality, and in Yaoundè the treatment of wastewater, excreta, and sewage can be classified into two categories – individual wastewater systems (septic tanks and latrines) and collective wastewater systems (sewer and treatment plants). About half of the residents of Yaoundè are connected to the sewer system, while the rest depend on either septic tanks, latrines, or a combination of the two.