The Great American Eclipse Challenged the Portable Sanitation Industry – But Not Us and Here’s Why!

On August 21, 2017, the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. As spectators traveled to find the perfect viewing spot, the portable sanitation industry experienced a newsworthy shortage in portable restrooms for events around the United States. In fact, the eclipse represented one of the most significant strains the portable restroom industry has seen in years.

The states within the direct path from Oregon to Georgia saw increased traffic during the eclipse, making it difficult for service providers to reach their designated events. Despite significant inventory increases, many portable sanitation businesses came up short for the big day as spectators flocked to campsites and festivals to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.

Demand quickly outweighed supply during the eclipse in Weiser, Idaho. Customers as far as the Idaho-Montana border were calling in to reserve restroom units. In Madras, Oregon, over 500 extra units were shipped in from other states in an attempt to quell the demand. Even after expanding their temporary workforce five-fold, keeping up with eclipse requests proved difficult for some providers.

Despite the strain on the industry at large, United Site Services was well prepared. With more than 200,000 quality units nationwide, our unmatched inventory of products gave us the capacity to handle such large-scale events. From ADA-compliant portable toilets to our Gold Series luxury restroom trailers, our inventory is unrivaled in quality, reliability, and convenience.

When you choose United Site Services as your porta potty provider, you will be met with a variety of options. Our deluxe portable toilets are an event staple that is sure to keep your guests happy and comfortable. For added convenience, we also offer flushing restrooms to make your guests feel at home. Our restroom trailers are designed for comfort and ease of use, making them perfect for weddings and other upscale events.

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t end with our portable restrooms. We also provide amenities such as hand washing stationsshower trailerssingle-person shower roomsportable storage, and holding tanks.

USS is your one-stop shop for all temporary site services, from septic tank pumping and roll off dumpsters to temporary power services and grease trap services. No matter your needs, we have what it takes to provide you with excellent service.

Best of all, our highly skilled Service Technicians are always on call for our customers, ready to meet their needs. With over 85 locations nationwide, we are never out of reach. Contact us at 1-800-TOILETS to request a quote, reserve a product, or schedule a service today.

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