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Sweep a pit latrine with an earthen floor.

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  1. Collect materials and equipment to save on time and energy
  2. Wear protective gloves. Open the cover and clean it.
  3. Sprinkle disinfectant water on the floor to reduce dust and kill germs
  4. Sweep using a broom meant for the latrine only from the sides towards the pit as you sweep the dirt into it.
  5. Sweep using long, low strokes to reduce raising the dust
  6. Leave the door open for a short time to ventilate. Pour little ask around the pit to control bad smells and to disinfect.
  7. Replace tissue
  8. Replace the lid and close the door
  9. Clean the equipment used and store appropriately
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