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Celebrate World Toilet Day: Love Your Toilet!
World Toilet Day is Nov. 19th
Did you know that not everyone has access to proper sanitation?
2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to a toilet
The United Nations designated November 19 as “World Toilet Day” to call attention to this issue
to learn more
Why should we care about sanitation?
Each year, 2.7 million people die from lack of sanitation
Modern sewers help keep communities healthy
In Wisconsin, people used outhouses before modern sewers, and cholera plagued the state
It’s a toilet, not a trash can!
Only the “3Ps” belong in the toilet: pee, poo, and paper. Wipes, sanitary products, dental floss all can clog up pipes, creating a costly - and messy – situation: Backups in your home, and maintenance and equipment problems for NEW Water.
Medication also should not be flushed – unwanted and unused medication can present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. For pharmaceutical drop-off information in Brown County, please visit:
Brown County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Collection Program.
Fun Toilet Topics!
“Psycho” was the first film to show a toilet flushing
You will spend 3 years of your life on the toilet
The first cubicle in a public restroom is always the cleanest and the least used
The world’s …
Scariest toilet is located at the top of a 15-story elevator with a see-through floor: In Mexico
Largest public toilet has 1,000 facilities: In China
Costliest toilet is $29 million, made from solid gold: In Hong Kong
Source: WaterAid United Kingdom
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