World Toilet Day!


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Did you know that not everyone has access to proper sanitation?

  • 2.3 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
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 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

Mahatma Gandhi 1925

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

 Love Your Toilet Love The Bay

Effluent TogetherWhat happens after you flush?

Wastewater winds through pipes in your home, which connect to municipal pipes, which connect to NEW Water pipes and facilities to be cleaned and returned back to the environment.

  • A ‘septic tank’ might hold your family’s wastewater – but that gets hauled to NEW Water for treatment, too!

Each day, NEW Water cleans about 38 million gallons of wastewater.

  • Over four days’ time, that water would fill up Lambeau Stadium, top to bottom

 You can help!

Please dispose of wipes, medication, sanitary products, dental floss, and anything other than the “3Ps” (pee, poo, and paper) in the trash!

These items can clog up pipes, creating a costly – and messy – situation: Backups in your home, and maintenance and equipment problems for NEW Water.

 Who is NEW Water?

  • NEW Water is the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District and has proudly been serving Northeast Wisconsin since 1931.
  • NEW Water is a wholesale provider to 18 municipal customers, representing about 219,000 residents. NEW Water services 110 miles of sewer pipes, 1,183 manhole structures, air releases, lift stations, wet wells, meter stations, and junction chambers, throughout a 285-square-mile service area.
  • NEW Water never shuts down – we treat water 24-7-365, rain or shine, snow or sleet!

Come take a tour, and see how it’s done!

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