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Public Restroom Signs and Access Restored

Sep 10, 2010

Ever have to go to the bathroom and can’t find a public restroom?

CapeCodOnline.com recently ran a story about how the Provincetown Art Association and Museum tried to discourage use of their public restrooms by removing town signage. Public works employees have restored the restroom signs.

After a summer resident was denied bathroom access, a complaint letter was sent to the town. The Water and Sewer board warned the museum that they were violating their sewer permit and to fix the problems.

Other Provincetown public restrooms are in town owned buildings. The museum’s executive director Chris McCarthy complained that a non-profit organization shouldn’t be included in the town’s public restroom system without funding assistance. He estimated that 8,000 people in the summer season came to the museum only to use the restrooms, costing $1,100 annually for maintenance and supplies.

If you need a public bathroom anywhere, check out the Charmin sponsored website SitorSquat.com. Should organizations like museums be mandated to provide public restroom access? Do you think the restroom signs should have been restored?

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11 Responses to “Public Restroom Signs and Access Restored”

  1. Auto Title Loans - May 11th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I hate shopping and not finding ONE bathroom available. I guess the thought of the city providing a facility, toilet paper, running water, and hand towels, is cheaper than cleaning pee off the cement. I didn’t know there was a site that we could suggest public restrooms in areas. Thanks!

  2. Harry - May 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    [..]He estimated that 8,000 people in the summer season came to the museum only to use the restrooms[..] – the rest 92,000 people from every 100,000 have already gone to McDonald’s for this purpose ;DD

  3. Molly - May 25th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    And you don’t hear McDonald’s complaining!

  4. Sara@ Auto Title Loans - June 6th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I had to do a double take of that picture. I thought it was a real woman laying on the grass for a second. Great post and nice photography. Definitely an attention getter.

  5. Title Loans - June 14th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve come across businesses where “restrooms are for customers only”. I think museums should do the same.

  6. Fix Cleaner - June 29th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I can’t stand how public restrooms are becoming a thing of the past. My bank doesn’t even provide a restroom for customer use? Pretty annoying!

  7. Happy Can - July 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Insightful post. We certainly can appreciate readily accessible, clean restrooms!

  8. Landscaper - November 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go. Is it really that big of a deal for public buildings to offer restroom service?

  9. Los Angeles SEO - November 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Oh, this is good news to me. I always wonder where we can find public bathrooms when we are out and about.

  10. Molly - November 21st, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Glad we could help!

  11. homepage - September 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Is this the only subject you happen to be educated on? What other articles
    have you written? This was a superb blog to read thank you!

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