Product News: August 2019

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Product News: August 2019

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Product Spotlight: New restroom reinforced against vandalism and abuse

Based in Colombia in South America, Manitu Water Management has built an environmentally friendly portable restroom that can withstand the rigors of any location. The MT 18 Paramo utilizes tough construction and enhanced security features to ensure unit longevity. It is produced using specially selected UV-resistant and durable resin with international certifications — ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IATF 16949.

“It has been manufactured with highly resistance plastic materials used for extreme environmental conditions and outdoors experience,” says Juan Acosta, CEO of Manitu Water Management. “It also offers specifically designed security elements that can guarantee the integrity of the unit from its daily use, transportation, manipulation and violent vandalism acts.”

Manitu recommends the unit’s use across a variety of rental scenarios, including events, construction sites, municipal placement, highway projects, beaches, mines, and oil and gas camps.

To reduce vandalism, the hinge shaft is made from high-resistance plastic, in addition to embedded counterweights and metal single-springs.

“Its highly resistant materials allow it to be used under extreme conditions, both environmental and social,” Acosta says. “It can be used for daily operations, but also during extreme and emergency situations, providing people healthy and dignified sanitary conditions.”

Elements have also been included to increase functionality, such as a double-barrier filter and locking cup. It is designed to limit horizontal faces, subsequently simplifying cleaning and reducing dirt accumulation. Rainwater guides ensure that water will flow easily.

Designing the unit was a three-year process, and the founders of Manitu come from backgrounds in plastic manufacturing and logistics.

“Our product can be easily transported and used in any part of the world, from first-world countries to the most underdeveloped populations and towns,” Acosta says. “Our philosophy is to bring our portable toilet not only to the biggest cosmopolitan cities, biggest events and huge industries, but also — and most important — to bring it to the most vulnerable people and towns, where the minimum sanitary conditions don’t exist today. In that way, we create a bigger and positive impact in our world.”


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