Why Disaster Sanitation?

The wastewater systems in America are increasingly susceptible to climate change and natural disaster. Many are already failing. Alternate systems are possible -- it's time to reform our infrastructure now.
American’s wastewater infrastructure needs maintenance.

ASCE Report Card and updates on maintenance costs

The risks to water and wastewater systems are escalating with climate change.

Sea level rise, groundwater intrusion, eutrophication and toxic pollution.

Recent hurricanes and flooding have overwhelmed existing systems.

Houston’s Harvey, Florida’s Irma, and North Carolina’s Florence.

Florida’s failing septic systems are destroying its land and way of life.

Houston’s Harvey, Florida’s Irma, and North Carolina’s Florence.

Isn’t it time to consider alternative systems?

Conclusion is a quick overview of sustainable systems with key resources. Could be rewrite of this page on ecological sanitation systems. Most of those free resources have been updated.


Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and PHLUSH realizes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and health can be improved with adequate access to restrooms. We are beginning to dive into the intersection of restroom advocacy and MHM -- learn more by hearing our board President, Genevieve Schutzius, speak on the intersection…

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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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