Inside Honolulu reports:
The City and County of Honolulu will be dedicating $1 million to renovating Waikiki’s public restrooms starting today, according to a KITV report.
Much of that money will be spent on urinal, toilet and sink replacements. It’s about time!
Honolulu Councilman Stanley Chang told KITV that the work is long overdue:
“Everyone knows that Waikiki is the engine of the state’s economy, and because the bathrooms have been such an unsightly almost unusable in many cases problem for such a long time.”
Civil Beat covered the topic in “The Dirty Dozen: The State of Honolulu’s Public Restrooms.” We found that most the public restrooms located in beach parks along Oahu’s southern and eastern coasts are flat-out gross.
Waikiki restroom users complained about the stench, litter and lack of facilities such as doors and soap.
Check out Civil Beat’s video, some of which covers restrooms in the Waikiki area:
— Alia Wong