With the support of PHLUSH, the Jefferson County Sanitation HAT has been hard at work this year strengthening community relationships, surveying local residents on sanitation needs and educational interests, and collaborating with local and regional experts to address rural sanitation challenges.
A Housing+Sanitation Learning Series kicked off this fall, starting with a presentation of FLUSH: The Documentary featuring Shawn Shafner of the POOP Project!
On October 18, Abigail Brown presented to the HAT on the intersection of Sanitation Justice and Housing. VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE!
Up next, join the HAT this Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30pm PST to learn about waterless toilets and the codes and policies that can guide their adoption by state and local jurisdictions.
Composting Toilets & the Codes and Policies that Support Them:
November 15, 2022 at 5:30pm PST with Laura Allen. Free!
This topic will be presented by water reuse expert Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action and the author of Greywater, Green Landscape and the Water-Wise Home. Her recent work in Oregon, California and other drought-affected areas have given Laura extensive experience working with local residents and officials to bring relevant regulatory change. She is a member of the Technical Team for the 2023 update of IAMPO/ANSI Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard for the Build Environment. Known as WE Stand, this code covers dry toilet systems, urine diversion, thermophilic compost treatment, and water reuse. The code is available for adoption by states and local jurisdictions to address climate change and improve environmental health with resilient eco-sanitation systems. Laura will be back on November 29th with a second session: Waterwise Homes & Landscapes – Greywater Reuse & Rainwater Harvesting.
We hope to see you there!