November 19 is World Toilet Day, drawing attention to sanitation and related health issues around the world. But closer to home, apps can be a fun way to learn and share the reality of sewer and sanitation challenges in your community. Here are a few of our ideas.
  1. Flushr
    Use your GPS location to determine how much wastewater is flowing in the sewers below you. Inspired by San Francisco's http://swirl.ly
  2. Call of Dooty
    First-person RPG where you track a dog walker through an urban neighborhood as he lets his dog poo unmercifully on streets and lawns.
  3. Infrastructurgram
    Sewer pictures, #nofilter. You can follow some of ours at http://Instagram.com/neorsd
  4. The crAPP
    Analyzes your health and dietary recommendations based on the color and consistency of your stool. Inspired by http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/10/the-scoop-on-poop-5-facts-you-should-know/
  5. SeatTempReadr
    Tells you the real-time temperature of your toilet seat. A big hit during Midwest winters.
  6. Buy A Bowel
    Like Wheel of Fortune, but only with wastewater-professional categories. "I'd like to solve the puzzle! ... TOILETS ARE NOT TRASH CANS!"
  7. SewerTour
    Live-broadcasted video of sewer maintenance and emergency response crews.
  8. LooView
    A hit in London, this app would give you a real-time video rendering of what wastewater looks like as it passes through the wastewater treatment process.
  9. "What caused the clog?"
    Plunge a toilet, or clear a bar rack in a treatment plant, until you discover the cause of a clog before the back-up floods you out.
  10. WipedOut
    Compete with others counting how many disposable wipes caused the clog in a sewer in your city.