Philadephia’s main transit agency is considering applying a urine-repellent paint amid complaints over smells and cleanliness at its stations.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will run a trial this fall for a surface coating product called Ultra-Ever Dry, which has been used in public spaces in San Francisco and Hamburg, Germany.
Ultra-Ever Dry will make the urine spray back at the persons relieving themselves.
According to SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch, SEPTA’s maintenance crews always look for new ways to deal with major cleanups apart from regular cleanup routines. Surely workers will get a kick out of this new surface coating if they catch someone in mid-flow.
Are they any public spaces in Toronto you think this urine-repellent paint could be used?