Toilet availability is a human
right and well-designed
sanitation systems restore
health to our cities, our
waters and our soils.

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Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for sanitation disasters with appropriate ecological toilet systems.


Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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Human Dignity

Our ability to respond to a universal biological need is a basic human right. And those of us who have medical issues or are older, younger or pregnant make more frequent toilet visits.

Health & Fitness

Public toilets enable us to be physically active and enjoy new experiences when we’re away from home. Our mental well-being is enhanced when we’re out with families and friends and know there's a place "to go."

Livable Communitites

Public toilets help us get out of cars and onto our feet, our bicycles and mass transit. We feel comfortable and welcome in places where it's easy to find public facilities.


Disaster Sanitation

When disaster strikes, preparation is key. And as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of storms worldwide, it is crucial that we be prepared now than ever before.

Most emergency kits don't take into account the risk of losing access to a safe toilet. Fortunately, you can prepare by spending a few dollars and forming a plan with your family and/or neighborhood.

Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…


PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…


Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…


Way to go, Ethan Stucker! Fight for your toilet rights! #restroom #trans #LGBTQ #HumanRights #SocialJustice

Disease keeps spreading in downtown San Diego! Shigella outbreak now. In 2017 Hepatitis C killed 15 houseless individuals. @SanDiegoCounty must open public toilets & place more hand washing stations! Past response insufficient!

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