For some reason, people think it’s widely acceptable to urinate anywhere in Glastonbury Festival other than in the festival toilets or urinals. Glastonbury is now taking a much harder line on those who mark their territory after being charged with polluting the local river after a septic tank leak back in 2014.
Glastonbury can attract 153k people to party together, most of these people will want to enjoy themselves in the sun, with a beer, watching their favorite bands. You can then picture the amount of trips to the more than 5,000 portable toilets that occur during this festival. People really want to avoid the queuing and the smell, a large reason why festival goers decide to risk it and urinate in the bushes or streams, the festival is constantly adding more toilets to try and cope with the increasing amount of attendees, they are also recruiting patrolling staff to deter would be public urination offenders.
Glastonbury might be fined anywhere from £20,000 to £300,000 for the offence. Founder Michael Eavis said “Of course, I’m exceedingly sorry for what’s happened”. It should be remembered that he donated £2 million to charities in 2015 including Summerset wildlife trust and WaterAid.
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