February 28th, 2024

City installs porta-potties at Towne Square

By Medicine Hat News on July 6, 2022.

The three new porta-potties are located at the east end of Towne Square.--NEWS PHOTO KENDALL KING

The city and Medicine Hat Police Service have partnered to increase public toilet access at Towne Square through their new portable toilet pilot project.

Three new porta-potties opened at the downtown site Monday, one of which is handicap-accessible.

“Through ongoing consultation with downtown businesses and stakeholders, and the Medicine Hat downtown patrol unit, the need for more public washrooms was identified,” Leah Prestayko, city director of community development, said.

“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this in the downtown core, so we’re looking again to learn from it, understand how it might be used and understand also about safety and security of those porta-potties.”

The pilot project is set to run through the month of July, with continual monitoring by the city and MHPS.

The toilets will be open to the public Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. As well as, during Towne Square events.

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