OTTAWA — As world leaders ready for talks June 25-26 at the G8 Summit outside of Ottawa, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are readying 596 porta-potties, according to the Canadian Press.
The nearly 600 portable outhouses with two-ply toilet paper and disposable seat covers will be set up around the Deerhurst Resort for politicians and dignitaries needing a break, the story stated.
According to the story, 10 of the porta-potties have been set aside for the G8 protesters expected to gather in the designated "free speech area" near the meeting site.
According to the RCMP, "Each portable toilet must have a lockable door with an occupancy signal latch, anti-slip flooring, ventilation near the top, a translucent roof, a stovepipe vent for the holding tank and a hook capable of supporting 20 kilograms (kg) [or 44 pounds]."
Prospective suppliers have until May 13 to bid on the project, which includes cleaning the porta-potties and the 90 handwashing stations that accompany them overnight, the story added.
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