Temporary toilet solutions: Mobile Toilet
For work sites or outdoor events, it is uneconomical and wasteful to construct toilets just for these events. For example, it will make no sense to construct toilets for a construction site. Because sites like this usually last only from months to a year. And for it to be demolished after construction is complete, it will be a waste of time, resources, and efforts. It will make much lesser sense if you’re talking about shorter temporary events that usually last less than a month. For instance, carnivals or marathons. This is where you will need mobile toilet solutions. They are very economical, mobile, and easy to set up.
Mobile Toilet Solution #1: Portable Toilets (Manhole toilet)
For portable toilets, sanitary facilities can be provided on short notice and at remote locations. It has proven convenient and popular because they are so cheap and mobile to use.
If direct sewage (eg: manhole) or water source is present, a portable toilet container (Instaloo) is a solid and efficient option.
Not only it offers great value for money too, but it is very durable and safer due to its anti-slip aluminum flooring. It is also low in maintenance as well because of anti-corrosion and it is highly resistant to impact.
Alternatively, if there isn’t any manhole directly nearby, an IBC tank can be attached alongside an Instaloo unit as well for the collection of wastes.
Mobile Toilet Solution #2: Toilet container
But if you are talking about the usage for a large group of people under an extended amount of time in a temporary setting (such as a few months on a construction site), it will not be as ideal to employ portable toilets.
Firstly, you would need a large number of portable toilet units, and it might prove a hassle in terms of maintenance. Rather than deploying multiple Instaloo units, one can utilise a toilet container with up to 6 cubicles instead.
Toilet containers prove useful in these scenarios because it provides much needed permanent and durable toilet solution in temporary situations/settings.
Toilet containers are used shipping containers that have been modified with necessary toilet fittings. They are modeled after indoor toilets. These toilets provide washing or shower fittings as well. The toilet layouts can be customised to your likings and needs. Lastly, it is relatively easy and quick to set up too.
Preferred mobile toilet solution
Toilet containers are usually the go-to mobile toilet solution for remote or construction sites because it is able to contain all washroom facilities at once, similar to those found in permanent buildings. Over a long time during the construction phase, workers need to fulfill all their sanitary needs in one place. Especially when the site is too remote for anyone to travel to.
One great example of a remote usage of toilet container is the one that is stationed in Antarctica. The container is able to withstand harsh climate due to its durability.
A zebra-painted Toilet Container stationed at Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica. Photo: Z Lab