San Francisco may have found the perfect solution to its public urination problem: technology in which the pee is sprayed right back onto the person taking a leak.
The city is coating walls in some neighborhoods with a special coating that redirects the stream right back where it came from, as seen in the video above and here:
Testing out a new pee repellent that "pees back" to prevent public urination. pic.twitter.com/6eDJ4w9MWH
— SF Public Works (@sfpublicworks) July 23, 2015
The city got the idea from Hamburg, Germany – which uses the same technology and posted these cool signs to go with it:
Sadly, San Francisco did not add the cool signs.
Painting each wall costs the city a few hundred dollars, according to SF Gate. But, if the pilot program works, it will save on cleanup costs for the city and, more importantly, it is hilarious.