Self-cleaning toilets hit the beaches of Fuengirola

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Self-cleaning toilets hit the beach
Fuengirola Beach to receive new self cleaning toilet Credit: Wikimedia

FUENGIROLA’S Council has unveiled four new self-cleaning toilets on the beaches of Carvajal, Los Boliches, Fuengirola and Castillo, at a cost of €124,795.

The new additions join four others installed a year ago, which are now all open to the public for free.  Jose Sanchez, Councillor for Beaches, said “we have seen the impact these toilets have had amongst users.  For this reason, we decided to acquire four more, the same as the ones we bought last year, since they were in high demand.”The councillor went on to explain Fuengirola was the first municipality on the Costa del Sol to have offer the facilities.

Sanchez addedthe toilets came after requests from locals and visitors.  Before now, only five public toilets were located along the coast, in addition to the 29 offered by chiringuitos, which are open to the public.  As the councillor explained, “we thought it was a good idea to expand this number.”

The toilets, which can be used from 8am to midnight, are perfectly adapted for people with reduced mobility, and the entire toilet space, including the toilet and floor, is automatically cleaned for 30 seconds once they have been used, with a maximum visit time of 15 minutes per user.The automatic cleaning process ensures the facilities, which are very common across the rest of Europe, remain in perfect condition.

Sanchez added, “although these toilets have a self-cleaning system every time they are used, the Municipal Beach Service also carries out a daily review of them, to replenish toilet paper and perform a daily inspection of the equipment.”

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