You may remember in our previous blog that we touched upon the benefits of portable toilets in and around the country. We explained that they not only helped improve productivity levels but also helped stop contamination of our water supplies and helped preserve water but that’s not all. Portable toilets are responsible for so much more.
Depending on where they’re deployed, portable toilets fulfill two different roles. In more developed countries they’re seen as a convenience. In the rest of the world however, they’re quite simply lifesaving as they help prevent the outbreak of infectious and lethal diseases. Here in the UK, as well as other developed countries such as America, portable toilets are taken for granted. Their benefits, although there, aren’t recognised or acknowledged. In fact, if anything, here in developed countries, they can often have quite a negative view as the end user has visions of muddy fields in events and long queues. If however, the public were made aware of their ability to help protect our natural resources, they may actually think differently.
As we touched upon before, the general public of a developed country, where access to water isn’t an issue, may not necessarily consider water saving a major benefit. Ask someone in a underdeveloped country however and the fact that portable toilets save on average 125 million gallons of water a year, and this is quite simply a huge factor. It’s also important to note that the people who deploy the portable toilets, as well as the people that use them, are thereby part of a massively important water conservation exercise. When water is a highly sought after resource, to be part of something like this is nothing short of amazing.
Perhaps if people here in the UK were forced to revert back to not having a restroom at all, to be faced with the horrifying truth of contaminated ground water, such as undeveloped countries have to suffer, then the benefit of portable toilets would be realised. The only times such problems are faced are when developed countries suffer natural disasters. Countries with the abilities to provide the necessary resources immediately i.e. water, sanitation and electricity (all something you’ll soon be able to utilise through euroloo) are quite simply fortunate. If portable toilets weren’t available then the effects of such a disaster would be far worse.
To a developed country, it’s hard to explain just how bad a situation would be if portable toilets weren’t in place, be that at a construction site, an event or after a natural disaster. The worse a developed country such as the UK can ever expect to have to endure would be the long lines at an event, in order to use the restrooms. This alone would merely be an inconvenience. Sadly, few people will ever realise the true extent of such a situation. To explain the magnitude however, it pays to look at somewhere like India, where people descend upon the city for several days at a time to take part in festivals. Without the necessary sanitation facilities however, outbreaks of sickness are rife, resulting in people dying.
The fact that we don’t have to endure such problems like this in our developed country, is merely testament to the hugely positive impact that portable toilets have on this country so next time you decide to use one of euroloo’s portable toilets, just remember, they’re so much more than just a portable toilet.