Puyallup, WA (PRWEB) August 16, 2014
Imagine attending a concert at the Gorge and not having a place to go to the restroom, or eating at the Bite of Seattle and having to leave early because you had the urgent need to go, or being a construction worker in downtown Seattle and having to find a place on the street to relieve yourself because there were no restrooms. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about these situations in the Puget Sound Area but that is not the case for people in the developing world. According to a WHO/UNICEF report:
- 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
- Lack of sanitation is the world’s leading cause of infection.
- 1.5 million children die each year from diarrhea caused by a lack of a toilet and unclean water
- Girls cannot attend school one week a month because the school lacks a safe private toilet
- Family members have been attacked and raped as they search for a place to answer nature’s call
Portable restrooms can provide a solution to some of the world’s sanitation challenges. Fresh water in these developing countries is contaminated by human waste entering into the water supplies. Efforts to help in regions suffering from contaminated water have been underway for many years. But, with the formation of World Portable Sanitation Day, portable restroom operators like Honey Bucket and the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) are taking the first step to join this important effort. It is time to transfer the success of this industry in developed nations to those areas who are suffering from inadequate sanitation.
Every day, portable restrooms save 125 million gallons of fresh water. That water is desperately needed in many of the countries where clean water is an issue. When using a portable restroom, you are contributing to the preservation of our most important natural resource – fresh water.
Honey Bucket is joining a global WPSD celebration that will kick off an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and promote change by engaging people all over the world in expanding access to sustainable sanitation. Over time, it is the goal of WPSD to transform their interest and ingenuity into local solutions that prevent the spread of disease, save water, and improve the quality of life.
Honey Bucket will have a display and staff on hand at the City of Milton – Milton Days event on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to engage and educate the public about this cause.