Should the Lower East Side Adopt Uriflift Urinals?

Posted on: August 12th, 2010 at 6:24 am by

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Perhaps what New York City really needs in combating sidewalk urination is a pop-up lavatory. Just ask England.  Across the pond in Surrey County, officials have approved the use of the nascent pee-pee technology called the “Urilift.”

The stainless steel units measure 2 meters (6.75′) tall, and can be stored in the ground during the daytime. Once the drunken revelers come out, the Urilift can be activated by remote control.

A spokesman for Guildford Borough Council said the new facility would help to tackle public urinating. “We feel that the Urilift will help reduce what appears to be predominantly male anti-social behaviour in the town centre,” he said. “Guildford’s retailers and the council’s street cleaning crews spend a great deal of time washing and disinfecting areas that have been affected by this problem.”

Since public urination is a constant problem plaguing the Lower East Side, perhaps Community Board 3 could get behind the idea.  Where would you like to see one of these bad boys installed?

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[October 2009]

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