In the past we’ve talked about how Green Flush Restrooms can bring a flush restroom experience to areas where doing so would be incredibly difficult or expensive (places without water, electrical, or sewer: trail heads, campgrounds, parks, etc.). But what about places where putting a typical flush restroom is impossible?
Turns out there are a lot of places our restrooms can go that most other restrooms can’t.
Locations Where The Ground Can’t Be Disturbed
Conventional flush restroom buildings require ground disturbance activities for installation of their foundations, sewer lines, septic tanks, drain fields, water lines, and power services. Getting approvals for ground disturbance constructions at historic, heritage, and environmentally sensitive sites may be difficult, time consuming, or impossible.
Green Flush restrooms can be installed without disturbing the ground. A leveling course of crushed rock placed on existing surfaces is all the foundation preparation required for our buildings.
Once the restroom is set, either place fill around the building’s base to bring the grade up to the floor level, or install an access ramp and landing. Since our flush restrooms are self-contained with on-board water and sewage tanks, trenching for water or sewer lines are not required.
Building In A Flood Plain
Flood plain management plans may prohibit the installation of septic systems with drain fields in a flood plain. This is not a problem with our restrooms since they are self-contained. In some locations, the restroom can be placed on fill to bring the floor level above the elevation of the defined floor plain.
Locations Too Close To Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands
Septic systems with drain fields may also be prohibited in areas in close proximity to surface waters or where the water table is near the surface. Once again, this is not a problem with our restrooms since there is no discharge of sewage into the surrounding environment.
Locations Where Septic Drain Fields Won’t Work
Septic tanks connect to leach fields where the effluent percolates into the earth via a network of subterranean perforated pipes that comprise the drain field. If the ground is too impervious or if the ground water is too near the surface, the application for a septic permit will be denied.
No septic permit is needed with our restrooms since the sewage is hauled off to be disposed of remotely.