World Toilet Day, a day to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people who don’t have access to toilets and proper sanitation took place on Friday, November 19 2010.
Events were held around the world, including in Portland, where the public was invited to celebrate World Toilet Day at the First Flush of the Ash Street Portland Loo with Commissioner Randy Leonard.
Alas, this extremely Portland event escaped my attention until it was underway. Fortunately intrepid local filmmaker and blogger Mike Vogel attended. He provided an entertaining live commentary of the event on Twitter, and blogged his special contribution to the ceremony this morning.
When I heard that they would be opening a new Portland Loo on World Toilet Day, I knew that I would have to go, but I also didn’t want to get my hopes up that I would be the first person to officially pee in it. I’m sure construction workers or plumbers installing the Loo used it, and who knows if it was locked before the ceremony. But what if I could be the FIRST person to pee in the new Loo after the ceremonial first flush? A boy can dream.
Read the rest at MikeVogel.com: The Portland Loo on World Toilet Day