Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight September 30, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Page 24 Are Portable Potties Safe? When the Minneapolis Star Tribune thought to pose this question, they turned to our own Karleen Kos for answers. In the September 17th feature, PSAI's executive director fielded questions about demand, cleaning, safety, and when to avoid portable restrooms. Bottom line, "There is no reason to avoid a portable restroom unless you would also avoid any other public restroom," like during a tornado when you "should be in your basement…anyway." 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. PA Park Gets Portable Restrooms Thanks to persistent complaints from a Newton Township resident, township parks finally have portable restrooms. The resident argued repeatedly that the lack of services (since the township had closed regular restrooms) created a significant health hazard. Interestingly, other parks in the state have both open public restrooms and portable restrooms with sanitizing stations. Read the full story here. 11,000 Attend Pyromania in Missouri An estimate 11,000 people attended Pyromania—one of the region's largest fireworks shows—at a winery on September 21. Organizers worked with the local health department to establish safety precautions. There were extra hand washing stations and portable toilets were spread strategically to reduce the number of people standing in close proximity to one another. Fans enjoyed the show. Read the full story here. Tech Promotes Global Sanitation The University of South Florida has signed agreements with two international companies to manufacture a portable wastewater treatment system developed by civil and environmental engineering professor Daniel Yeh (pictured here) and his team. The NEWgenerator is a solar-powered machine that generates nutrients, energy, and water from human wastewater. Each unit can serve more than 100 people per day, thereby promoting safer sanitation options and reducing the strain on underdeveloped infrastructure. Read the full story here.

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