World Portable Sanitation Day, in conjunction with World Toilet Day November 19, is about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people living without a toilet and inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The theme of World Toilet Day 2017 is ‘wastewater,’ focusing on how proper sanitation allows for proper wastewater treatment and the safe reuse of recycled water. Toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy, as well as improving health and protecting people’s safety and dignity, particularly women’s and girls’.
The UN and its partners are getting the message out that toilets save lives, increase productivity, create jobs, and grow economies.
It is important to note that portable sanitation plays a key role in this overarching initiative. Portable units provide an important option when the structural requirements for indoor restrooms are not available or water is in short supply. It is for this reason that the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) has moved their World Portable Sanitation Day celebration to November 19 in the hopes of aligning portable sanitation awareness with global sanitation awareness.
- 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation. – World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2015.
- 1 in 10 people has no choice but to defecate in the open. – WHO/UNICEF 2015.
- Diarrhea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year.
- Disease transmission at work mostly caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices causes 17% of all workplace deaths. – International Labor Organization (ILO) 2003.
- Loss of productivity due to illnesses caused by lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices is estimates to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP. – Hutton 2012.
Join us in celebrating World Portable Sanitation Day and World Toilet Day on November 19 in your own communities by raising awareness for the global sanitation crisis.
Whether you are hosting a special event or have a team of workers out at a job site, there are numerous occasions when you will need to rent a porta potty in El Paso.
True to their name, porta potties are a popular commodity in the El Paso area due to their convenient portability. It is our goal here at Sarabia’s to provide portable toilet rentals and other portable hygiene equipment for any and all occasions.
Sarabia’s featured in PSAI Newsletter, July 2015
Sarabia’s Portable Jons is a proud member of the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) and is participating in the Education Initiative. The PSAI is a trade association aiming to improve and expand portable sanitation facilities through education and industry standards.
The Education Initiative is a voluntary group of portable restroom operators and supplier members of the PSAI who want to make a difference in the world by investing our time, talents and resources educating others about the value of portable sanitation and helping those that do not have adequate sanitation.
Over one third of the world’s population does not have access to proper sanitation, and we want to help change the tide on this global issue.
As a participant in the Education Initiative, Sarabia’s will help bring awareness to the El Paso community through World Portable Sanitation Day, which will be observed on August 15, 2016. We invite our esteemed customers to get involved in our effort to improve sanitation around the world. Stay tuned for more information!
Find out more by visiting www.psai.org.