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World Toilet Day

Who cares about toilets?​


World Toilet Day is a day created by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize that billions of people around the world do not have access to toilets (UN Water).

It is a day about celebrating toilets for everything they do for us - from taking away our waste to being health protectors.



UN Water shares nine reasons to be thankful for one:

  1. Taking away our pee and poo.
  2. Keeping human waste out of our water and food chains.
  3. Maintaining our dignity.
  4. Protecting us from killer diseases like cholera...
  5. ... and helping reduce malnutrition...
  6. ...which helps keep children in school...
  7. ...and when there are toilets at school, girls don't have to stay home while they are menstruating...
  8. ...and the same goes for having decent toilets at work and in all other places.
  9. And finally, we can thank toilets for creating lots of jobs. Sanitation systems need people to run them, 24/7, 365, forever.




What can I do to help?


Billions of people still don’t have a safe toilet. If you’re lucky enough have one, say thanks and give it some love!

Show us how much you care about toilets by joining the #WorldToiletDay conversation on social media. You can check out ongoing discussions here.


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For more information

Online: Submit a service request
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Address:  City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6