The top of my garbage cart has a hole in it. A few different animals have been working on making the hole more convenient for them to get in and out of over the past few months and now it’s gotten to be a problem. Using the CRT app I created a profile for myself and began my request. The first thing I did was select my city, Wauwatosa. Then it used the iPhone GPS to pinpoint my location, my backyard. This feature would be much more useful for say a downed street sign or a pot hole. Next it asked for a description of the request, I entered-
“Lid on our garbage cart needs replacement. Critters and varmints can take garbage at will. They are also beginning work on a second hole.”
Finally using the built in camera I took a picture of the rodent altered lid. I submitted the request and was instantaneously copied on an email version request.
About an hour after that I received an email from the city informing me that my request had been routed to the proper city department. A few hours after that received an email from the Department of Public Works to tell me that next Wednesday the collection crew will assess my cart and determine whether it needs repair or replacement, very cool, very convenient, very fast.
For all you Wauwatosa iPhone geeks like me out there, download the app from the app store