For Reno, The Portland Loo as seen as an innovative public restroom to reduce waste.

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For Reno, The Portland Loo as seen as an innovative public restroom to reduce waste.

“Lack of public restrooms has created a human waste issue that impacts the water quality of the Truckee River and its terminus, Pyramid Lake…” according to a document from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. “TMWA and other agencies regularly record elevated Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the river, and while the source of E. coli has not been tied directly to a single source, human waste is a probable contributor.”

“Homeless camps along the Truckee River banks are of obvious concern to us as the river is our primary source of supply,” Gebhardt explained.

Portland Loo features could help address many of the needs Reno is attempting to solve.

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