Here’s the problem: When you gotta go, you gotta go, even if you can’t find a bathroom. In San Francisco, public urination was leaving a disgusting stench and offensive runoff that cost the city $2 million a year to clean up, stated local news station KPIX.
Why didn’t I think of that?! How about a paint job for the most problematic areas? According to the manufacturer, a product called Ultra-Ever Dry “repels water, some oils ... and other liquids.” That last part—“other liquids”—is the key. Thanks to Ultra-Ever Dry, urine bounces off painted walls—and back onto the offender. Is it working? “So far, so good,” San Francisco Public Works spokesperson Rachel Gordon told sfgate.com. Philadelphia is conducting a trial run in its subway stations.