COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Located in the newly renovated Bancroft Park comes a new public restroom that is unlike any other in Colorado Springs.
Go to the park in Old Colorado City, use the bathroom and then step back to see that “it is fully automated, it has self-cleaning mechanisms,” said Project Manager Steve Bodette
This automated bathroom has blown up in popularity on the internet. Artivist “Yeti Tears” posted it to his TikTok account in late July, and the video has now been seen six million times.
But how exactly does it all work? Bodette explains the different technology that makes this restroom so unique.
Bodette said there's a “toilet paper dispenser, which is automatic, the hand-washing station, add your soap, some water and the next is the dryer.”
But the self cleaning process is what puts this bathroom above the rest.
“After 30 uses, we have some nozzles in here that you might see in the restroom. A couple of them spray disinfectant. The other ones spray water to hose it down with,” said Bodette.
The hope is that over time this $300,000 dollar project will pay for itself in self-cleaning, so the question now is, will we see more of these futuristic bathrooms start to show up around Colorado Springs?
Bodette said, “Well it’s pretty new so we are going to give this one a test go and see how it works for us down here. But that’s always a possibility in the future.”
And during the middle of a pandemic where cleanliness and hygiene are at the forefront, Bodette said a self-cleaning toilet is now more important than ever.