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By Hottie Potty
Posted in The Porta Potty Blog, on November 20, 2017

Potty Girl and the portable restroom industry supports a world that has reliable, sanitary restroom trailers and portapotties that are free from barriers to proper sanitation. November 19th is World Toilet Day that is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners with a focus on wastewater.

"If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, it’s not always possible to dispose of our bodily waste safely and responsibly."  - UN Water

People around the world have either non-existent or ineffective sanitation systems. Human waste gets out, and diseases spread, that negatively impacts health and child survival.

  • Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.1
  • Only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) use a safely-managed sanitation service. 2
  • Combined with safe water and good hygiene, improved sanitation could prevent around 842,000 deaths each year. 3

Porta potties have many health and environmental benefits. The Portable Sanitation Association International claims that 45 billion gallons of fresh water are saved annually through the use of portable restrooms. Portable toilets also help with preventing the spread of internal parasites, such as Giardia. Having a portapotty or restroom trailer is an economical and feasible solution for sanitation issues.

Get ready because Potty Girl will be hosting our Potty Scavenger Hunt in 2018!! Go to the potty at participating locations and find the roll of Renova colored toilet paper with the "golden ticket! You will win a $25 gift card at select, local restaurants!

Potty Girl will bring awareness to World Toilet Day and “Make Your Potty the Life of the Party”.

1 WHO/UNICEF (2017) Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines
2 WHO/UNICEF (2017) Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines
3 WHO (2014), Preventing diarrhoea through better water, sanitation and hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/150112/1/9789241564823_eng.pdf