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Brussels-City pledges to install more public toilets

22:20 06/03/2021

There are currently only 29 urinals and 14 public toilets in the City of Brussels - but the alderwoman for cleanliness and green spaces Zoubida Jellab has ambitious expansion plans.

First of all this plan provides for the placement, in 2021, of two new conventional toilets on Putterie and Rue des Six Jetons, two dry toilets in Square Prince Léopold in Laeken and the Bois de la Cambre, and in 2022, two conventional toilets at the Porte d 'Anvers and Place de la Chapelle, as well as two new dry toilets in Egmont park and in another Brussels park.

Second, a voluntary network of restaurants, cafés, hotels, merchants and public and cultural spaces will welcome people to use their toilets. Each location will receive €1,000 from the city to pay for cleaning .

Third, in identified problem locations, 10 movable urinals and five movable toilets will be used so as to make regular cleaning of those problem areas easier and more thorough.

In those places where the use of movable urinals is not possible a water repellent paint will be applied to allow better protection of the walls and more frequent and effective cleaning to eliminate odours and repeated soiling.

The visibility of the public toilets will be enhanced. Specific signs will be added to the existing pedestrian information posts. The map showing the toilets on the City of Brussels website will also indicate the establishments participating in the "Welcoming Toilets" network.

A free application called Peesy will allow direct geolocation of public toilets for the entire Brussels region. The final part of the plan is to convert all urinals into toilets.

Written by Richard Harris