Public toilets in Vienna
Operation between cost efficiency and service for the public
The keys to sustainable and therefore successful operation of public toilets are cleanliness and accessibility, unfortunately in most cases these qualities cannot be found easily.
This article reviews the status quo of public toilet facilities in Vienna. Specifically it deals with the 2004 recommendations of the municipal auditor concerning the closing of low‐frequented facilities, which are subject to a high degree of not‐intended use and the questions regarding the consequences of their closing, that were subsequently raised. This article explores, if employing sustainable operation and maintenance methods in public toilets in Vienna could prevent the closing of the relevant public toilet facilities or if other changes are necessary.
Published in EcoSan Club Sustainable Sanitation Practice Issue 2, pp. 4-9
Operation & Maintenance (O&M); cost
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Klaesener-Metzner, N. (2010). Public toilets in Vienna - Operation between cost efficiency and service for the public. Published in EcoSan Club Sustainable Sanitation Practice Issue 2, pp. 4-9.