When you gotta go, don’t go there!

WASHINGTON — After a night of partying, sometimes it’s difficult to find a bathroom.

The combination of late-night intoxication and locked facilities often results in people relieving themselves on city streets.

Well, a popular nightclub district is fighting back. Actually, peeing back.

A community group in Hamburg, Germany’s St. Pauli’s district, tired of the smell, has applied special water-repellent paint, often used in shipbuilding, on several walls that are often urinated upon.

The hydrophobic product, called Ultra Ever-Dry, sprays fluid back at the person standing near the wall.

In a YouTube video that’s received more than 2 million views in a week, a neighborhood organizer is shown posting signs that read “Hier nicht pinkeln! Wir pinkeln zurueck,” which translates to “Do not pee here! We pee back!”

The “pee back” deterrent isn’t cheap, thought. It costs about $700 to paint a 6-square-meter area.

h/t Fast Company

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a general assignment reporter with WTOP since 1997. He says he looks forward to coming to work every day, even though that means waking up at 3:30 a.m.

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