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Code Council and World Toilet Organization developing guidelines for public toilet design

For the past two years, the International Code Council (ICC) and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) have been working with committee members representing sanitation-related organizations around the globe to develop “Global Guidelines for Practical Toilet Design.” This document will standardize the design and installation of public toilets for virtually any country to easily adopt and follow. The guidelines will be presented at the forthcoming International Code Council World Toilet Summit.

Although public restrooms exist through much of the world, standardized design would be much more cost effective to install and maintain than having literally thousands of variations on a relatively basic design. This improved efficiency, not only reduces costs, but may enable installations in areas where previously they might not have been affordable.

This guideline will facilitate clean, convenient, hygienic and safe public toilet facilities of appropriate design and quality. It also will offer guidance on basic care and maintenance of these facilities. Specific provisions developed to date apply to the practical design, location, erection, installation, alteration, repairs, replacement, use and maintenance of public toilets.

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Founding members of this committee and other professionals who contributed substantially to the initial draft of the Guidelines include: Kathryn Anthony, University of Illinois; Bill Chapman and Scott Chapman, Australian Toilet Organization; Dr. Steve Cummings, Standards Australia; Jan-Olof Drangert, Linkopings University; Peter Gorges, Exeloo; Clara Greed, University of the West of England, Bristol; Carol McCreary, PHLUSH; Trevor Mulaudzi, The Clean Shop; John-Henry Nicholas, Institute of Plumbing South Africa;Charles Owusu, Best Fund; Jay Peters and Sylvana Ricciarini, International Code Council; Jack Sim, World Toilet Organization; and Frank Wu, Wu & Associates Architects and Engineers.

Read the full press release (PRWeb / Earth Times, 21 Oct 2010)

International Code Council World Toilet Summit, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 30 October – 3 November 2010

The 10th World Toilet Summit (WTS) will focus on the innovative designs, trends, and sustainable, market-based sanitation solutions and the huge profits businesses can realize while at the same time helping to eradicate the global sanitation crisis.

Held for the first time outside Asia, the WTS  is making its American debut in conjunction with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition.

Organised by: World Toilet Organization and International Code Council

Conference tracks:

  • Innovations in Global Toilet Design & Applications
  • Bottom of the Pyramid and Micro Financing Market
  • Green Plumbing Applications
  • Advocacy & Potty Parity
  • Code Standards and Policies
  • Cleaning and Personal Care Services & Supplies Market

For more information go the WTS web site.