Unisex dry toilets planned in parks on a trial basis

Unisex dry toilets planned in parks on a trial basis

Starting in spring, unisex dry toilets that do not require water, sewage or electricity are to be tested in Berlin parks.

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The locations for eight districts have been decided, in four districts the vote is still ongoing, State Secretary Markus Kamrad (Greens) said in an answer to a parliamentary question by MP Kristian Ronneburg.

Wheelchair-accessible and free dry toilets

A total of 24 environmentally and climate-friendly toilets are to be installed by two companies and can be used free of charge. The two models are designed as dry separation toilets and are wheelchair-accessible, according to an earlier announcement by the administration. The planned locations include the Landschaftspark Herzberge in Lichtenberg, Heinrich-Grüber-Platz in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Letteplatz in Reinickendorf and Südpark in Spandau.

Self-sufficient, barrier-free, safe and gender-equal

According to the environmental administration, the selection criteria for the toilet systems were, in addition to their self-sufficient functionality, accessibility, gender equity and safety, resistance to vandalism and the existence of suitable hand hygiene.
Author: dpa/deepl.com
Publication date: 25 January 2023
Last updated: 25 January 2023

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