Monday, April 03, 2006

Sunday's Potty Protest

Sunday was a glorious day for a protest, especially one devoted to putting up a stink about water-wasting urinals. Check out Blogger Brad Maule's photos of the potty protest at Love Park on Philly Skyline. About 20 protesters called on Plumbers Union Local 690 to stop blocking progress and let Liberty Property Trust install environmentally-friendly, no-flush urinals in the Comcast Center.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Fed Up said...

Okay, read your article this morning (4/5/06) and can't believe that the Plumber's Union is basically holding everyone hostage and insisting that pipes be installed as a "backup" in case something goes wrong with the flushless toilets, as well as the other unneccessary standards that are part of negotiations. The Building Trades Unions really run everything in this City, and nothing will ever progress beyond where we are now without more progressive standards in the Building Codes and less of a stranglehold by those unions. It really is time. I propose a march to protest.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would you like waterless toilets in the women's room? Bathrooms in public places are dirty to begin with. How many people sit directly on a toilet seat? None!

There are many ways to conserve water that don't have the health risks this does. The union supports grey water use, and limiting water used in urinals. The environmentalist, again, go so far in one direction they forget the human element (sanitation and health).

With all disputes, there is a compromise to be found. I applaud the unions for finding that compromise point and am thoroughly disappointed in the environmentalist for AGAIN forgetting the human element.

10:06 AM  

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