Porta Potty Facts and Figures
This is the time of year where outdoor activities are in surplus; festivals, sporting events, family reunions, weddings, concerts, etc…
These events are usually held in areas where modern day conveniences, such a flush toilets and sinks are at a minimal, if available at all. Often these activities take place in a rural setting far from sewer lines, which could spell disaster if certain preparations are not made. Septic systems are extremely limited when it comes to handling large amounts of waste.
For these occasions the undervalued porta potty can make a big difference in the success of an event. Many of these events last for hours and involve a consistent consumption of food and beverages, which requires a consistent need for bathroom facilities.
When you have large groups of people located a distance away from the usual indoor amenities, determining the correct ratio of portable restrooms is prudent. The number of porta potties needed for an event hinges on the variety of factors, such as the number of attendees, event duration, whether alcohol is served and the female/male ratio. If alcohol is served, believe it or not, people will urinate 30 to 40 percent more. Adding 10% more porta potties should be sufficient. Check out this chart to determine the number of porta potties needed for your event.
Porta Potty Chart
Length of Event (Hours)
Don’t forget to order some hand sanitizing stations for larger events. When shopping around for port-a-potty rentals, keep in mind that some of the lower quotes might not actually be the cheapest, as they may charge extra for items such as collection, delivery and toilet paper. Be sure to clarify ALL costs involved before making a decision.
Another consideration when renting porta potties is the location. While you want them close to the event, you don’t want them too close. Take time to map out and ascertain the best location and the amount of space you’ll need so there is no surprises at setup time.
Waste Masters Solutions is a reliable provider of top-of-the-line sanitation solutions, delivering porta-potties in pristine condition for events all around the Tri-State area, serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.