Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight December 9, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION DECEMBER 9, 2020 Page 22 Fire Destroys Unit and Sink In late November, when a Honey Bucket driver showed up to service a city-funded portable toilet in West Seattle, Washington, there was nothing there to service. The unit, which had been positioned in a permanent structure for many years, had recently been enhanced by the addition of a hand wash sink. Both the unit and sink were destroyed, however, in an early morning "dumpster fire." A Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson told WSB reporters that discussions to replace the portable unit and sink were ongoing. 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. Sandusky Signs Restroom Contract During a recent public meeting, Sandusky city commissioners authorized a new three-year pact to lease portable restrooms for public spaces like parks and piers. The city's public works director explained the choice this way: "Providing portable facilities not only saves the residents' money, but can maintain flexibility as neighborhood programming changes and infrastructure improves." The new pact also allows for more units. The old contract included 17 units; the new deal includes funding for 19. Read the full story here. Finding a Restroom in Warsaw Though you might not guess it from the 1920 image of Warsaw, Poland at right, today's Warsaw has 360 publicly accessible restrooms. Better yet, the city recently launched an app to help residents locate options when they need to go. The mobile app Warsaw 19115 lists stationary and portable public toilets as well as those open to the public in utilities and private businesses. The app also provides details about whether the restroom has a fee, has a baby changing station, or is accessible for individuals with disabilities. Read the full story here. Photo courtesy of WSB

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