Earlier this year some folks in Hamburg, Germany set about to stop drunken partiers from taking a leak all over public spaces after they came out of beer halls. To do so they used a liquid repelling paint and covered walls that were known to get hosed down with a golden shower late at night. Thus the stream of piss aimed at a wall is shot back toward the urinating culprit. The initiative went off with a splash!
Now the actual City Of San Francisco government is employing this technique to help clean up its streets from unwanted wiz. Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru commented, “We are piloting it to see if we can discourage people from peeing at many of our hot spots. … Nobody wants to smell urine. We are trying different things to try to make San Francisco smell nice and look beautiful.”
San Fran Public Works doesn’t want to see your water works all over its walls! Oh I’m sorry I thought this was America? A guy can’t go and piss on a tax payer funded wall if he wants to? What’s next? Pretty soon you’re going to be telling me I can’t poop on the sidewalk anymore either! How you going to stop that one San Francisco?
So far crews have painted nine city walls with the liquid bouncing coating. See it in action:
Testing out a new pee repellent that “pees back” to prevent public urination. pic.twitter.com/6eDJ4w9MWH
— SF Public Works (@sfpublicworks) July 23, 2015
Do you think this is a good idea to keep the city clean or should you be able to pee on the wall if you want to?
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