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San Francisco Installs Walls That Fight Pee

Postby sunnyd » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:14 am ... fight-pee/

Almost every city struggles with the problem of not having enough bathrooms, leaving smelly problems for the public to endure.

San Francisco earlier this year began investigating a novel approach to clean up the human waste in certain areas: walls that send the pee back. The city is notorious for its stench in some neighborhoods, stemming from those who pee in public. The Chamber of Commerce said it is a growing concern and a quality-of-life issue.

The city's new weapon against the problem is a pee-resistant paint called Ultra-Ever Dry, made by a Florida-based chemical cleanup and waste management company called Ultra Tech. The company describes it as "super-hydrophobic" and says it has practical applications, water-resistant boots and gloves being a prime example.

So far, it's been applied to nine city walls throughout the city, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. There are plans for more.

An interesting solution to a disgusting situation.
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