FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY GALLONS OF WATER DOES A WASH STATION HOLD?

  • 20-24 gallons of fresh water and 22-25 gallons of waste (grey) water.

HOW MUCH WATER IS PUT INTO THE RESTROOM WASTE TANKS?

  • All waste tanks are initially filled with a total mixture of 5 gallons of water and approximately 5 ounces of blue solution.

WHAT DOES THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A RESTROOM AND A FOOD STAND NEED TO BE?

  • Health department regulations require a portable restroom to be 200 ft. from any food booth.

WHAT ARE OSHA RULES REGARDING RESTROOMS?

  • Generally, a minimum of one separate toilet should be provided for each 10 employees of each sex. When there are fewer than 5 employees, a separate toilet for each sex is not required provided the toilet facility can be locked from the inside and has at least one toilet inside (as opposed to a urinal only).

WHAT ARE OSHA RULES REGARDING HAND WASHING?

  • For 5 or more employees the hand washing requirement is one sink per 10 employees (so a 4-sink handwash station would be sufficient for up to 40 employees). It must be available for use if the toilet is being used so it cannot be located inside of (or attached to) the restroom. A sign must indicate "non-potable" water intended for washing only. For fewer than 5 employees the washing facility can be located within the restroom.

WHAT ABOUT ADA (AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT) REQUIREMENTS?

  • It is important to note: The ADA states that the individual or entity responsible for set up of the site will be held responsible for ADA violations. It is in the customer's best interest to know the specific requirements that relate to their work site.
  • In general, portable units that are used exclusively by construction site personnel do not require that an ADA compliant restroom be made available. A good rule of thumb for a special event is at least one ADA compliant restroom for each cluster of restrooms set up or 5% of total restrooms provided at a single location.

HOW MUCH DOES A CONTAINER WEIGH EMPTY AND FULL?

  • The net weight of an unmodified 20' container is 48,190 lbs. The maximum weight allowance for contents is 4,720 lbs. The maximum gross weight allowance is 52,910 lbs. The net weight of an unmodified 40' container is 67,200 lbs. The maximum weight allowed for contents is 8,380 lbs. The maximum gross weight allowance is 58,820 lbs. Important Note: A container should be completely empty before moving it or loading onto a flatbed.

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