Following a major disaster such as an earthquake, many systems will have broken. There is one, we don't like to discuss. What to do with our poop and pee when our current system does not work. Not handled correctly will lead to illness or worse. This is nasty stuff, but there is a regional guide available that will be of enormous benefit to your family. Please take the time to look over the material and prepare.
Several recent disasters in the United States have caused damage to portions of water and wastewater systems, leaving major metropolitan areas without access to clean water and flushable toilets for prolonged periods. This has exposed the need for U.S. cities to improve post-disaster sanitation management plans and educate communities on how best to manage human waste. The need is even greater for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest. The Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake will create a regional disaster unlike anything the U.S. has ever experienced, and it will take time for outside assistance to arrive.