May 10, 2011
Still More Toilet Tomfoolery
Posted by Dave Blount at May 10, 2011 11:28 AM
Remember the high-tech public toilets Seattle raised utility rates to finance planting around the city? They cost $5 million to erect and $360 per toilet per day to maintain, served mainly for junkies to shoot up in, and soon ended up on eBay. Across the border, Victoria, British Columbia has come up with a thankfully less expensive version:
The $60,000 facility isn't so much a bathroom appliance as a piece of public art. An automatic-flush stainless steel receptacle surrounded by a swirl of light-green tubes, it's "an attraction in itself," says Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
Try not to step in the spreading puddle.
On a tip from Jander.