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In 1998, we received a call from the City of Syracuse, telling us that they were going to test one of our units for potential installation in up to 100 homes on Lake Skaneateles, both a popular vacation spot and the source of drinking water for the City of Syracuse.
By the end of 2002, 69 cottages and residences on the lake had been outfitted with a Sun-Mar composting toilet. This page will catalogue the experiences of our Lake Skaneateles users, the City of Syracuse, and the development of a project which not only protects the delicate ecological system of Lake Skaneateles, but presents economic benefits for the City of Syracuse as well.
In 2004, a juried article was published in "National Small Flows Quarterly" on the implementation and results of the project. Read the article here.
City of Syracuse Protects Lake Skaneateles With Watershed Management
Lake Skaneateles, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, has a surface area of 13.6 square miles and a 59 square mile watershed. (Click Here to Read More).
Sun-Mar: Pick of the Litter
When we received a phone call in 1998 from the City of Syracuse, we were told that our toilet was being tested against other composting toilets for potential installation in almost 100 cottages and homes on Skeaneateles Lake. Having been through grueling third-party tests before, such as the NSF tests, we were quite confident that we would come out on top in all areas. (Click Here to Read More).
The Pail Service: The Wastewater History of Lake Skaneateles
The drinking water for the city of Syracuse has been protected since 1896 by regulations for the Lake Skaneateles watershed. The idea of protecting a watershed with regulations was unusual in the 1800's, and the City of Syracuse carries that forward thinking into today's regulations. (Click Here to Read More).