Better Boater Bathrooms
As the popularity of river rafting skyrocketed decades ago, river managers realized that there was a tremendous need for systems to manage, transport and pack human waste out from the river, responsibly. RMS' predecessor, the American River Management Society, published Better Bathrooms for Boaters: a Sourcebook for River Managers to provide information about collection and disposal techniques and suggestions for communicating new regulatory requirements to river recreationists. In addition, it reported on the results of a pilot project that measured the reported use of recommended human waste systems.
The surveys indicated that"recreationists are willing to comply with the new regulations because their perception of the environmental benefits was so high. The report advised managers to seek to reinforce the environmental benefits through a targeted information and education campaign.
Today, managing the impact of human waste during river trips is ever more important. RMS has developed the following handy references to provide a comparison of requirements on various rivers.
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Tips for Packing Out Human Waste