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The Great Utah ShakeOut: Toilets may seem to use you in a disaster

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    March 4, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    I don't want to think about the mess I could be in. My be I ott ta do some thing about that now.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 4, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    A family emergency kit should also include a shovel.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 4, 2013 4:46 a.m.

    I've pondered this thought a few times and is a serious matter that can have real consequences if no forethought is given.

    In the military in conditions on maneuvers they have a system of public latrines to service hundreds of soldiers that would make good solution for neighborhoods in emergency conditions. I hadn't thought of or knew sewage back flow was an issue but I think some simple back flow valves incorporated in development at end of line drainage pipes should be a zoning requirement, even in Utah.

    For personal use in emergency's its will require cooperation by neighbors to set up and establish a single point waste dumping latrine small enough to relocate on a weekly basis. Cities should buy some honey wagons to drive neighborhood latrines on a daily basis. A family bucket is good for privacy but it still has to be disposed of with of without transportation or shovels.

    Calling your local porta potty service will not be available. I'd try and organize a public 2 gender latrines in the event of real disaster.