Why 24-Hr Bathrooms Help Keep the City Healthy

Access to safe public restrooms are vital to a city’s cleanliness and health. The bottom line is that any city is full of people, and people need bathrooms! And if there isn’t access to bathrooms, then people will be forced to find other places to go. Whether that’s the Starbucks on the corner, or literally on the street corner. Here are just more reasons why restrooms that are available 24-hours a day, like The Portland Loo, are so important to a city’s health:

Encourages Activity

With access to more public restrooms, residents and visitors are much more likely to walk, run, bike, and generally be active in the city. Activity is good for the city’s economy, and it’s great for everyone’s heart!


Fosters Tourism

There’s no question that the cleaner the city is, the more likely it is that people will want to come and visit to see the sites, host or travel to big events there, and simply be out and about while they’re in town.


Advances Public Transit

If there aren’t restrooms around town that are available after a bus ride, people aren’t going to feel as comfortable taking public transit. Everyone needs to relieve themselves at some point, especially long commuters.


Discourages Discrimination

While it shouldn’t be up to local fast food and cafe restaurants to provide the only public restrooms in town, some have unfortunately been known to be more reluctant to offer the same courtesy to the homeless or transgender. Public restrooms lighten the pressure on local businesses and decrease the possibility of discrimination.


Minimizes Disease

Without a sanitary place to use a toilet and wash your hands, there is more bits of urine and fecal matter being carried throughout the public – which means that disease like Hepatitis A is being spread. Between 2016 and 2018 in San Diego, for example, they reported 580 cases of the disease! Not only was this a huge health concern, it cost the city 20 lives and $9.5 million, according to the Huffington Post.


If you’re looking for a clean and secure bathroom like the Portland Loo to keep your city healthy, give us a call. The Portland Loo offers high durability with low maintenance at a fraction of the cost of most current stand-alone city restroom models. We’d be happy to provide more details and pricing.