China Sanitation Market Brief

China is home to 1.4 billion people and about 67% of China’s population is expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Nearly 100% of China’s population is reliant, in some manner, on onsite sanitation (OSS) requiring a blend of fecal sludge management (FSM) and sewage treatment. China is undergoing a Toilet Revolution, in which the National Tourist Administration pledged to build or renovate 100,000 public toilets in tourist sites around the country by 2020. Total investment in the program has exceeded $3B. This brief provides readers with an update on the sanitation market with a focus on the Reinvented Toilet (RT) in China.

Key topics

  • Population and housing trends
  • Sewerage coverage
  • Policy landscape
  • Fecal sludge generation and collection
  • Funding for the Reinvented Toilet (RT) and fecal sludge management (FSM)
  • Cost recovery for FSM and willingness to pay (WTP)
  • Incumbent solutions
  • Potential market for the RT, Omni Processor (OP), and Omni Ingestor (OI)




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March 2019


fecal sludge accumulation, government funding, Market size, MURT, non-residential, residential, SURT

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