Saturday, 11 July 2015

Estimating Need

There is a rough formula for determining how many toilets are going to be needed at an event. It involves calculating how many hours the event is expected to last, coupled with the total number of people expected to show up. Variables include the amount of physical activity is anticipated at the event and what the whether is going to be like.

The more active people are at an event, the more often they are going to need to use the restroom. Rainy weather at outdoors events tends to drive more people to the bathroom, in part from the psychological effect of all that water, and in part from a desire to dry off. Generally speaking, people will require sanitation facilities every four hours or so, but the steady consumption of food and beverages is going to increase the need by as much as forty percent.

The solution to a crowded event is to bring on portable toilets. They have been around since the 1940s and are a boon to events at remote locations or where the number of people overwhelms the usual facilities. They began necessities at construction sites and have become essential to large outdoor events all over the world.

Call Ahead is a New York area porta potty business that has been serving the needs of the city for nearly forty years. President and CEO Charles W Howard took over the business from his father in 1981 and has greatly expanded it, and introduced such innovations as luxury trailer bathrooms that are a far cry from the simple porta potties that have historically been the norm at outdoor events.