When you gotta go, you gotta go.
We’ve all been there, whether we want to admit it or not. You’re out and about with some friends or family and you’ve hydrated just a little too much. You look around for your best option and there are no bathrooms or porta potties in sight. What do you do? You know what comes next, and it’s something that every city, little or big has to deal with.
One Canadian city in particular is having particular difficulty dealing with public urination. Guelph, Ontario was the sight of 280 public urination complaints in 2012, according to police as reported in an article from GuelphMercury.com. The story claims that the city’s police force spend around 64 hours a year dealing with public urination complaints.
That sounds like a lot to deal with. If only there were a solution so that police could deal with more serious crimes and normally innocent citizens would not be forced to take such desperate measures like committing a crime out of necessity. You know where this is going, and so did the police in Guelph: they went the way of the porta potty, and the results were fantastic as you would imagine.
"You look at the reduced time on policing, reduced time on bylaw, the reduced time on city works to clean up public fouling, and also the impact on the business or commercial owner who doesn't have to clean their windows," Guelph police chief Bryan Larkin told GuelphMercury.com. "In my view, (it's) money well spent upfront to see what the outcome is."
Money well spent, indeed.
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Back in Guelph, Ontario they’re already seeing the progress that can be made with porta potties in a very short time.
"From our perspective, we think there's value in not having to issue as many violations. We see the success rate. We've seen when we introduced the porta potties we're seeing some return on our investment," Larkin said.
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