Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight September 16, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 Page 24 John Oliver and Naming Rights After comedian John Oliver ranted about Danbury, Connecticut last month, the city's mayor promised to rename the local sewage plant after him. When Oliver learned the promise was a jest, he offered $55,000 in charity for the city if the mayor went through with the renaming. Now the major says Oliver must show up for the ceremony, or his name will be put on a portable toilet instead—as "The John Oliver S—t House." Check PSAI's social media for more! Read the full story 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. The Silver Lining: Portable Sanitation A recent article in The New Yorker notes that COVID-19 has actually been a boon for portable sanitation companies. Operators interviewed for the story mentioned the blur of the early days, when demand for hand washing stations, sanitizer, and servicing was rising exponentially. Even today, they note that demand in some sectors is still strong; demand for hand wash units and cleaning services are still up for one operator by more than 40 percent. Read the full story here. Better Service Requested A letter to the editor of Maple Ridge News (in British Columbia) complained about the lack of service for port-a-potties in a local park. She described a packed parking lot with not one available toilet in range. Park visitors were instead relieving themselves in and around the park. The PSAI responded to the letter and offered to educate the town about servicing standards and other options. Read the full story here. Texas Drive-in Concert Scheduled The Eli Young Band, an award-winning country band formed and based in Texas, has announced that they will perform a live drive-in concert in Lufkin, Texas on October 24th. Tickets will be issued per vehicle (up to six people) and patrons can bring chairs, food, and beverages. Masks are not required in individual tail-gating areas, but must be worn when leaving the tail-gating space or using the portable restrooms. Organizers of the event hope to help people enjoy a live concert safely and responsibly. Read the full story here.

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