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August 15 is World Portable Sanitation Day

August 15 is World Portable Sanitation Day logoBy Cor Dietvorst

We already had World Toilet Day on 19 November. Now, starting in 2014, we have World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD), initiated by the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI), on August 15.

August 15 is World Portable Sanitation DayThe aim of the celebration is to raise awareness about the need to expand access to sustainable sanitation. The PSAI estimates that portable sanitation can save 125 million gallons (470 million litres) of fresh water daily, as well as have a significant impact on productivity and fuel savings at construction sites.

The PSAI has over 550 portable restroom organizations in 34 countries around the world as members. The majority of members are from the USA, where the PSAI is based.

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2