Central Warrnambool toilet block back in business

A REFURBISHED  toilet block in central Warrnambool is flush with energy-saving themes to take a load off the environment.

Warrnambool’s Koroit Street public toilets have been refurbished. 140711AS73 Picture: AARON SAWALL

Warrnambool’s Koroit Street public toilets have been refurbished. 140711AS73 Picture: AARON SAWALL

There’s a solar panel on the roof to produce electricity, tanks to gather rainwater for flushing and manually-operated doors instead of  the previous automatic electric mechanism.

The $140,000 Warrnambool City Council project in Koroit Street comprises two unisex cubicles and one to suit people with physical disabilities and parents with young children.

“They are brighter, cleaner, more environmentally friendly and compliant with modern standards,” said council communications manager Nick Higgins. “The solar photovoltaic panel on the roof will offset about 50 per cent of  power requirements for the toilet block.

“Tanks collect roof run-off to supplement water requirements.

“The design is considered safer because the  alcove is gone and people can access  cubicles directly off the footpath.

“With the previous design we had regular feedback that  the automatic doors caused concerns, so now there’s manual opening and closing.

“This makes maintenance much simpler because the automatic system required specialists.”

Toilet blocks in Gilles Street and Dennington’s Payne Reserve are also listed for upgrades this financial year.

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