Wastes generated from the cleaning of portable sanitary toilets, also known as porta-potties, are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality. Portable toilet cleaning activities generate a variety of wastes. Stormwater runoff from these cleaning activities have been found to contain high concentrations of pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses. When they wash into our recreational waters they can make people sick with sore throats, intestinal problems, rashes, nausea, and eye and ear infections.
What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)!
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.
Helpful Information and Documents:
- Rinse water may not be disposed to the storm drain system.