Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight October 28, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION OCTOBER 28, 2020 Page 26 The Upside of COVID-19 As many operators have noted, the portable sanitation industry seems to be holding its own during the COVID-19 pandemic. A central Idaho newspaper caught up with the owner of Artesian Clean Septic and Pottys who reported that he has seen an uptick in business over the past eight months—in everything from renting hand washing stations to pumping RVs. Custer Septic Service kept busy working with residential septic systems which have been under more strain since residents have been spending more time at home. 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. Portland Residents Protest Poorly Placed Port-a-Potties Due to the closing of public restrooms, Portland officials decided to place more than 100 (red) portable toilets across the city. Some, however, landed in residential areas causing local homeowners to raise a stink. One unit was graffitied with the message "No toilets in front of people's homes." The city says the placements (mapped online) were chosen based on homeless encampments and other factors. Read the full story here. Homeless in Wisconsin Since the pandemic began, more people in Wisconsin have become homeless. At the same time, many who lack housing have been reluctant to stay in crowded shelters. So, since May, the city of Madison has allowed temporary camps to exist in local parks and provided portable toilets, hand washing stations, and trash containers. With winter approaching, however, city officials are thinking of closing the camps—based in part on the fact that these families and individuals are not equipped to withstand months of cold temperatures and snow. It's a serious challenge. Read the full story here.

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