Porta Potties do a lot of good in the world; we all know this to be true, especially at Johnny On The Spot. We provide top of the line portable toilets for every kind of situation. But sometimes even we take for granted the convenience of portable toilets in everyday life. Unfortunately not everyone has the resources available for convenient portable sanitation.
In one San Francisco neighborhood, the lack of public facilities for the homeless was especially noticeable. But after some complaints regarding animal, and yes human, waste issues in the neighborhood of Tenderloin in San Francisco, the city got to work on a solution. The answer they came up with is simple, but exactly what we at Johnny On The Spot would recommend for any city dealing with similar issues. Now, as part of a pilot program, the neighborhood will be supplied with porta potties to assist the homeless and keep the streets clean.
"Definitely need them, it is hard to find a place to use the restroom down here, but the past just shows us that what they are used for is doing drugs and whatever and they just don't seem to work. The concept doesn't work with the population," Tenderloin maintenance worker Mike French told ABC7News.com.
"We'll have someone there all the time whether operational. We hope that can really help. We're going to have posted rules. We know there are going to be challenges. If we have to pivot and do something differently we will. This is a pilot project for six months. We know that there are problems there and we have to do something. We cannot do nothing anymore," Public Works spokesperson Rachel Gordon said in the same article by ABC 7.
It truly is nice to hear about a plan involving porta potties coming together. Even though you might not realize it, porta potties are at the heart of your community. The next time you’re driving through your community, take a minute to look around. You’ll see porta potties without too much trouble. It’s important we don’t take portable sanitation for granted. Remind yourself how lucky we are to have porta potties available at a moment’s notice – thanks of course to companies like Johnny On The Spot.
Also, while you’re on the lookout for porta potties, don’t forget to play Spot Johnny to win a free JOTS t-shirt. Just snap a picture of one of our porta potties or temporary fencing and post it to our Facebook wall!
Don’t take your easy access to restrooms for granted! Could you imagine a world without toilets? Neither can we. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the best for our customers. We want a world where portable restrooms are an expectation, not a privilege.
For more information about our porta potties, temporary fencing or other forms of portable sanitation, click here. Contact us today if you need any of our products for construction sites, parties, formal events, concerts or any other large or small events that may benefit from JOTS products. We’re here for you and your sanitation needs!