Have you ever found yourself wondering just what the difference between blackwater and graywater? How to modify your ho-hum outhouse into a fabulous fossa alterna? Or are you finally ready to install your own septic system, but don’t know where to start?

Look no further than the brand new Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, a free 158 page tome with more information on the staggering, gag inducing rainbow of diversity that is human waste and it’s various methods of disposal than any work of literature since Everyone Poops. From humble holes in the ground to sophisticated sewer systems, the Compendium is the ultimate ‘How-To’ on sanitation technology, breaking down the pros and cons of every type of toilet, waste transportation and sewage treatment system known to mankind and providing all the knowledge you need to build one from the ground up.

Irresistible lowbrow humor aside, the Compendium, published in part by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council promises to be a valuable resource for engineers and planners throughout the developing world, where waterborne diseases are responsible for as many as one of every ten reported illnesses.