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SAN FRANCISCO -

A very unusual public urinal is being used in San Francisco's Tenderloin District to help alleviate an ongoing problem.

The Pee Project Urinal will collect urine and recycle it for watering plants.

On one side, there's a sink and on the other side, there are bamboo plants.

The person using this facility stands in the middle and can maintain privacy with a sliding panel -- that's the panel with "planter" on it.

"We have a problem so we're trying all kinds of ideas to see what works... And seeing how if it will make a difference or if people will actually use them and how it will be used," said a person in the area.

The Clean City Coalition partnered with the city in the creation of this pilot project.

The urinal will be delivered to a spot on Ellis Street for seven hours each day.

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