From fire hydrant maintenance to performing water and sewer excavations to responding to emergencies, a day in the life of a water and sewer utility tech means work assignments that take them to all the areas that the utility services.
Because water and sewer utility workers maintain, construct, and repair water distribution and sewer collection systems, technicians will find themselves performing location work in response to customer and contractor requests.
Water and sewage utility crews also respond to emergency calls during situations such as severe weather. It means they may have to participate in rotating on-call schedules or after-hours. Therefore, the job could mean long hours on the road or on-call with no guarantee when their day is over.
Because of the on-location demands of working in water and sewer utilities, a question that many who are interested in joining the utility workforce wonder is how technicians answer the call of nature when they’re on the job or the road, with no accessible bathroom nearby.
How Portable Lavatory Systems Help Lessen Work Stoppage
Whether you’re operating a mini excavator, service truck, jackhammer, pipe saw, sewer cleaning truck, the sudden urge to go to the bathroom means stopping work and leaving the vehicle or power equipment unattended while you find the nearest bathroom to relieve yourself.
The urge to pee or poop while on the job can be distracting, especially when you don’t know how far you have to travel to find a running toilet. And even if there’s a restroom at a nearby gas station, there’s no guarantee it will be one you’ll want to use.
Because access to clean facilities is a challenge for water and sewer utility techs on the job, Brief Relief created a solution that is portable and sanitary. Brief Relief portable Waste Bags contain a unique blend of polymers and enzymes that work on converting wastes into a deodorized gel. Brief Relief portable Waste Bags have a triple barrier bag and liner design that is non-toxic and safe enough to throw away in any regular trash receptacle after use.
For added comfort, you can also use the portable Waste Bags with the Brief Relief Commode; it’s the height of a standard toilet and comes with a full-sized toilet seat. For privacy, you can also complete the portable lavatory system with a Brief Relief privacy shelter that sets up and folds away in minutes. Because it comes with its own carry case, it packs away nice and neat in the utility truck. You can also store your unused wag bags in the Commode as it’s the size of a standard bucket, making it easy to keep in the utility truck and bring anytime you’re on-call or performing location work.