A job in water utilities can be as rewarding as it is challenging. After all, the sector is the authority that ensures the entire community has access to safe and potable water.
The benefits of working in water utilities include excellent pay, training, and travel opportunities. If you are an engineer, inspector, maintenance worker, or installation technician, your job may require a certain amount of fieldwork that will take you to remote areas that require long drives. You might also go into the city to people’s homes or businesses when repair, installation, and maintenance of water pipes and systems is required.
This field of work demands that you go where pipelines, pumps, motors, and other systems need monitoring. Regular trips to water plants for inspections and performance appraisals may be standard, and if your job requires taking water samples, you may find yourself at the rivers, lakes, and wells that connect with your water systems.
The mentioned opportunities for travel often mean visiting the multiple areas of your utility services. While long drives and trips to remote areas are not a deal breaker for most people, being on the road for hours does lead to some pretty uncomfortable situations, such as needing to pee or poop with the next rest stop still a few miles away.
Personal lavatory systems like Brief Relief offer the solution when water company workers find themselves too far from the nearest running toilet. Even if there’s a porta-potty in the area, many portable outhouses placed in remote areas often go unserviced for a long time. Rather than risk your health by entering a potentially toxic porta-potty, use a portable Waste Bag instead.
The Rise of Portable Waste Bag Usage in the Utilities Industry
Brief Relief’s Disposable Urinal Bag and Disposa-John Portable Restroom allow utility workers to have a sanitary, easy-to-use and portable means to use the restroom, no matter where they are on the job.
The Disposable Urinal Bag allows workers to only need a short pit stop instead of creating a work stoppage. The Disposa-John patented “bag-in-bag” design, and multiple closures take care of both solid and liquid wastes. All Brief Relief wag bags contain polymers and enzymes that break down the wastes and convert them into a deodorized gel. And, because Brief Relief Waste Bags are made of nontoxic materials, they’re safe to throw away in any regular trash receptacle.
If every water company truck kept Brief Relief portable Waste Bags in their glove compartment, they would lower the risk of a worker speeding to the nearest rest stop. Each portable Waste Bag is fully equipped, stocked with ample toilet paper and antimicrobial wipes, so users can clean themselves thoroughly and disinfect their hands, eliminating the dangers of contaminating water samples with traces of feces.
The size of the utility depends on the population it serves. Whether you work in a small plant in an isolated area or in a massive facility that requires the coordinated efforts of multiple reservoirs, pipelines and treatment plants, personal lavatory systems are the solution for all workers who find themselves without access to a running toilet.