Client:PHLUSH, partners: PNCA, Cewas
Date:March 15, 2012

A Sewer Catastrophe Companion

about: This illustrated guide presents a series of graduated responses you can do to keep yourself and your community safe from disease during the short term and long term disruption of sewer services. It’s a solution for managing excreta that’s not excreting problems later.

This flexible system is built around ubiquitous and freely available 5-gallon buckets and based on World Health Organization guidelines for excreta reuse.  This is now the official Portland Bureau of Emergency Management  plan for emergency sanitation. On two occasions it has been successfully deployed from available resources with little pre-planning.

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Researchers/Writers: Molly Danielsson and Mathew Lippincott

Illustrations: Molly Danielsson and Emma Conley

Cover: Molly Danielsson

Developers: PNCA’s Sanitation, Hygiene and Integrated Technologies Lab: Emma Conley, Dustin Fremont, Morgan O’Hara, Dave Laubenthal, Halley Roberts, Chelsea Stephen.

A Sewer Catastrophe Companion