Say Thank You Toilet with Louie the Loo this World Toilet Day


18 Nov 2013 | AU

Meet Louie the Loo, our unsung hero this World Toilet Day (Tuesday 19 November), as he finds his voice and asks people to say “Thank You Toilet!”
The short film, created by international charity WaterAid, sees this apparently normal toilet come to life in the middle of the night and sing its heart out for some recognition. Click here to view:

Louie the Loo says: “It’s no fun being a toilet. We get called all sorts of names! Bog. Crapper. WC (I think it’s French?). EVERYONE takes you for granted. When was the last time you said, “Thank you toilet!” after your number ones and twos? I’ll bet never. But you’d miss us if we weren’t there, wouldn’t you?”

World Toilet Day is officially recognised by the United Nations for the first time this year. The day was created to raise global awareness of the struggle faced by the 2.5 billion people, that’s 1 in 3 people in the world, currently living without access to a safe, clean and private toilet. A child dies every minute because they don’t have a toilet.

Top Toilet Facts from Louie the Loo:
“More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. Bet you can’t find an app for flushing your poos away though!

The world’s most expensive toilet is solid gold and worth over $5 million! She lives in Hong Kong and is a total diva.

In your lifetime you’ll spend three years sitting on the toilet! We’re practically best friends!

Most of us toilets flush in the key of E flat. Although, I like to think I’m a little bit sharper than the average toilet.

The flush was invented by Thomas Crapper! Crapper! Ha ha. You can’t write this stuff.

The biggest ever roll of toilet paper was 2.97 metres in diameter! You could wipe a T Rex’s behind with that!”

For further information about World Toilet Day:

Did you know?
1. 2.5 billion people – almost two fifths of the world's population – don't have a safe, clean and private toilet.
2. Last year WaterAid reached over 200 people with sanitation every hour – that's 5,000 people a day.
3. Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation – that's almost 2,000 children a day.
4. Toilets have added 20 years to the human life expectancy over the past two centuries.
5. More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet.

Kirrily Johns, Communications Manager, WaterAid: +61 03 9001 8246, [email protected]

About WaterAid
WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 19.2 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 15.1 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit: