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Let’s Talk Toilets: Communicating with a Bill Stuffer

December 29, 2017

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The Let’s Talk Toilets Bill Stuffer communicates that only the three P’s – pee, poop, and toilet paper – belong in the toilet. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) released this bill stuffer to help utilities educate customers about the need to prominently label wipes that do not disintegrate during the treatment process with a […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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Family of Toilet Rolls Educate About Wastewater System Troublemakers

May 18, 2017

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Queensland Urban Utilities video series asks viewers to only flush the “three Ps” Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU; Brisbane, Australia) doesn’t shy away from trying new ideas to make a difference when it comes to water. In October, QUU introduced their customers to the Rolls family. The animated toilet-paper rolls are featured in six episodes on […]

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Guggenheim Museum Unveils Solid Gold Toilet Installation

January 18, 2017

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“America,” a solid gold sculpture now on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, must be cleaned every 15 minutes using special wipes. Janitorial staff also steam clean the toilet periodically. Photo courtesy of Kris McKay/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Most museums that showcase priceless works of art enforce a strictly “hands-off” policy. But a new installation at the New York City Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers visitors a unique, intimate, one-on-one chance to engage with art. “America” by Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is a fully functional toilet cast in 18-karat solid gold. Since the […]

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Teams from Thailand and Mexico Take Home International SJWP Awards

October 19, 2016

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The team of students from Thailand — from left, students Thidarat Phianchat, Kanjana Komkla and Sureeporn Triphetprapa — received the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Photo courtesy of the Jonas Borg, Stockholm International Water Institute.

Taking inspiration from a flowering plant, a team of students from Thailand created a device that retains stormwater and can help irrigation. During World Water Week, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat, and Kanjana Komkla stepped onto the stage to receive the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Thailand team puts research to work for farmers […]

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‘What Not To Flush’ Messaging Hits the Streets of California

October 6, 2016

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The Dublin (Calif.) San Ramon Services District’s public education messaging has gone mobile. To spread its messages about items not to be flushed down toilets and the value of water, the district has equipped their vehicles with educational signs. The district’s “What Not To Flush” program asks customers to never flush wipes, diapers, or feminine […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

July 26, 2016

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Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India. After witnessing and learning the dangers of open defecation in the village where her grandmother resides, Sinha started working to garner […]

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Don’t Flush That

January 21, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Cheshire Career Center TV and Film program at Keene (N.H.) High School.

In New Hampshire, the City of Keene worked with local high school students to create a music video for “Don’t Flush That,” a song featuring a manhole superhero and set to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” Lyrics advise against flushing used baby wipes; cloth and paper rags; fats, oils, and grease; and plastic […]

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