buckets used as toilets, a box of latex gloves

Survival Basics: Sanitation and Waste Management

The Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake will cause heavy damage to our water and sewer systems, rendering them unusable for weeks, months or years. What will we do when our toilets, sinks and plumbing systems don’t work? Does your household have the materials needed to create a safe and functioning hand-washing station and toilet? Learn what you need to prevent disease and keep your family clean and safe. You may already have some of these sanitation materials on hand.

EM 9334    Published October 2021    6 pages


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