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Find Efficient Restroom Solutions


Providing comfortable amenities is one key to ensuring your park is popular. Clean, aesthetically pleasing restrooms are a necessity, whether your site is a remote trailhead or a high-traffic park with a playground and outdoor fitness area. Whatever aesthetic you're aiming to achieve, premanufactured restroom structures are available to meet your needs, and offer an efficient, simple solution.

Q: We are looking to provide restrooms at our site, but don't want to get bogged down in the bidding and construction process. What should we consider?

A: You can find simple, premanufactured restroom solutions that allow you to bypass the design and construction process. You can simply have the restroom shipped to your site, ready for installation and use.

You'll only need minimal sitework to get ready to install your new restroom. Flush facilities simply require utility stubs on a gravel pad and can be installed and ready to use in a day.

Q: How can we speed up the process and find an effective restroom solution quickly?

A: Using a turnkey solution by purchasing from a ready-to-use, competitively solicited contracts cooperative, such as Sourcewell, can save you time and money. This municipal contracting government agency serves education and government agencies nationally through competitively bid and awarded contract purchasing solutions, allowing you to bypass the time-consuming bid process. There is no cost, obligation or liability for you when you join, and you can find more than 30 high-quality, low-maintenance, prefabricated concrete restrooms, concession, shower and storage facilities to choose from to fit your project needs. All city, county, state, school and nonprofit agencies are eligible, and more than 47,000 members are already enjoying the value and commitment of the world-class Sourcewell awarded vendors.

Q: We want to be sure the restroom blends in nicely to the park. What should we look for?

A: Premanufactured restrooms can be utilitarian, but some manufacturers provide a range of customization options allowing you to adjust the design to meet your needs. You can choose from a variety of textures, materials and colors to create a restroom that fits your park's aesthetic.

In addition, you can find a variety of roof pitches and wall finishes such as brick, stone, wood, stucco or barn. Mixing and matching these various options will help you find the perfect fit.

Whether your site includes utility hookups or not is also an important consideration. There are plenty of options available for sites with and without utilities. Just be sure to talk to your manufacturer about your specific needs to find the right fit for your site. If your site includes access to electric and plumbing, you'll be able to provide a solution with lights and running water. A vault restroom is a good option for sites that are more remote.



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