Mission & Vision

PHLUSH in the Parade

To deny a person the ability to meet an essential biological need is an affront to human rights and personal dignity. Public restrooms are as essential to community well-being as sidewalks, traffic signals and street lighting.

Sanitation systems in the United States are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change, including earthquakes, flooding, tornados, and sea level rise.

PHLUSH exists to ensure that human well-being and public health are maintained through equitable access to toilets/sanitation systems. We also aim to provide guidance for households and neighborhoods to be adequately prepared to manage sanitation in the wake of a disaster.

Mission

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.

Vision

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


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…

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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…

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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…

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