San Francisco Tries to Cut Down on Public Urination by Peeing on Offenders

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Not unlike many other cities around the world, San Francisco has a public-urination problem. People keep peeing in public and on private property, which is not only gross but also does damage to city buildings, sidewalks and more.

But San Francisco Public Works has come up with a solution to discourage public relief because the threat of a $500 fine just wasn't cutting it. The answer for the city is walls coated in hydrophobic paint. When someone goes to pee on one of the nine coated walls, the paint splashes any pee back onto the offender's shoes and pants.



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