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Do You Need a Permit for a Porta Potty?

February 12, 2021

Renting porta potties is a must when you’re hosting an outdoor event. Unless there are permanent facilities nearby, your guests will be stuck in a bad situation when they need to use the restroom. But do hosts need to obtain a porta potty permit in Chattanooga, TN? Fortunately, the answer is no. Even though permits are often required to rent a public outdoor space, you won’t need a permit or license to set up portable toilets. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about renting your portable toilets. Other things to consider before your event Even though you... View Article

What’s That Blue Stuff in Porta Potties?

February 4, 2021

If you’ve ever used the facilities at a campground, event ground or construction site in Chattanooga, TN, you’re probably familiar with the blue liquid in a porta potty. Even those who try to avoid looking into the contents of the portable toilet as much as possible still have almost certainly caught a glimpse of this blue substance before. Here’s an overview of that blue liquid and what it’s used for. The blue liquid and why it’s used The primary purpose of the blue liquid throughout the decades for which it’s been used has always been to deodorize portable toilets to... View Article

Are Portable Toilets Good for the Environment?

January 21, 2021

Every industry is focused more on sustainability than ever before, and that includes the portable toilet industry. You’ll find a wide range of portable sanitation products that meet federal standards for sustainability. Here are just a few ways a porta potty can be beneficial for the environment in Chattanooga, TN: Water conservation: Portable toilets are eco friendly in part because they conserve a lot of water. According to research by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American flushes more water down the toilet every day than they use for any other activity. Portable toilets use less water than... View Article

A History of Modern Portable Toilets

January 2, 2021

Looking back at its origins, it’s hard to imagine anyone ever using the original porta potty units fashioned in the 1940s. Over time, though, these bathroom systems evolved to make them easier to transport and improve their overall sanitary conditions. While they might seem similar, an original porta potty is entirely different from the modern porta potties in Chattanooga, TN that we rent out to families and businesses throughout the community. The wartime demand for portable toilets As countries around the globe engaged in battle, military bases sprung up all over Europe and Asia during World War II. These new,... View Article

Why Is It Called a “John”?

December 19, 2020

There’s an endless list of nicknames for a toilet: head, loo, WC, lavatory, privy, latrine—that’s just a small sample of the many names for a toilet we’ve heard during our decades of service as a porta potty rental business. Often, people in Chattanooga, TN bring their toilet-related questions to us, such as, “Why is it called a ‘john’?” Who was John? Meet Sir John Harrington, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s 102 godchildren and known as The Saucy Godson for penning risqué poetry. Looking back through centuries of toilet and porta potty history in Chattanooga, TN and around the world, any... View Article

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