SEPTA experiments with urine-repellent spray

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PHILADELPHIA — Managers with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority say a urine-repellent spray experiment isn’t working out as expected, the Philadelphia News Inquirer reports.

For almost a year, SEPTA crews have lathered an undisclosed number of transit stations with a repellent designed to reflect urine back onto those responsible, while also keeping odors at a minimum.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working.

According to the Philadelphia newspaper, SEPTA representatives say odor complaints have not gone down at the stations that are currently testing the spray. The repellent, known as Ultra-Ever Dry, has been used in San Francisco and at public spaces in Germany. The spray is supposed to sanitize urine and help reflect the urine back on the person.

SEPTA representatives say they are not ready to use the spray permanently and are sticking with deterrents like bright lights, barriers, and diligent cleaning.

It was not clear how many facilities were equipped with the repellent.

See the original story online.

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