facebook
twitter
search
search

Denver might scale back toilet cleaning

Oct. 1, 2004 at 6:49 PM

DENVER, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Park officials in Denver have caused a stink with a money-saving proposal to begin cleaning public toilets more thoroughly -- but less frequently.

Some City Council members are concerned a public-health crisis could erupt if public toilets aren't attended on a regular basis, the Denver Post reported.

"No matter what budget you put out there, there's always something that's going to raise a stink," Mayor John Hickenlooper said after a budget hearing.

Denver's Parks and Recreation Department says it can save $175,000 a year with a scaled-down schedule.

"Dirty bathrooms drive women out of parks," complained Councilwoman Carol Boigon.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Saudi sheep purportedly born with 'Muhammad' written on its body
'Drunk' badger stole beers from beach-goers in Poland
Northern Ireland teen's soccer trick shot through 'O' in store sign
Doggie daycare's pampered pooch pool party is pure summer joy
South Carolina house fire shoots aerosol at fire engine