Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight, September 2, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Page 24 Atlantic City Gets Restroom Redo The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has authorized $4.5 million to overhaul seven comfort stations on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The plan includes gutting existing interiors to replace all the plumbing fixtures and faucets, as well as ventilation systems. New fixtures and faucets will be touchless and easier to clean. While the stations are closed for renovation, the city will deploy 32 portable toilets for guests. To learn more, click here. Note: The PSAI is committed to bringing industry news to its Members. It creates original content and aggregates news from other sources. Unless otherwise stated in organizational documents or in Association Insight newsletters, the PSAI does not have or take a position on the content of news items from other sources. Port-a-Potty Shelters Approved In late August, Missoula, Montana's City Council approved close to $70,000 for the purpose of adding shelters for portable toilets in three city parks. Park officials believe the shelters are more aesthetically pleasing and should deter some of the vandalism (such as tipping toilets) that has occurred in the past. Some of the funds will also go toward a shade shelter in one of the parks. Read the full story here. McVay Bans Poop in Portable Units Los Angeles Rams' coach Sean McVay is not a fan of portable toilets. During the first 2020 episode of Hard Knocks—an HBO series that looks into what it takes to succeed in the NFL—McVay flew off the handle when he discovered that someone "took a deuce" in a unit. "Don't be the guy that takes a s—t in the port-o-potties, alright?" he yelled at the players. "Have a little more social awareness." Read the full story here. Transparent Toilets Delight Patrons Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Sigeru Ban, this transparent restroom was one of 17 designs created through "The Tokyo Toilet Project." The goal was to create accessible and welcoming public toilets in public parks near the busiest area of Tokyo. The transparent design allows patrons to see that the unit is empty before entering, and once the door is locked, the walls become opaque. At night, the unit lights up the park like a lantern. Read the full story here.

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