It sounds like the high tech bathroom at Centennial Park isn’t perfect (September 14th RMG: C3-Pee-O) . I’ll venture it’s better than what we’ve had. The last public washroom was… less good.

Nostalgic folks may remember it on good days, one of the handful of sunny summer days it was open… it was out of service for most of the year, often vandalized and rarely clean enough for comfort.

Having a free, open, public bathroom is essential, and long gone are the days of having access to a government building’s facilities, much less a private business’s premises.

C3-Pee-0 is a solution to a really important reality: everybody poops!

I’ve heard complaints about the cost of the facility, as though cost should prevent anyone from offering this most basic service.

You can’t get a building permit for a home without a bathroom… how could you be permitted to build an entire community (and invite tourists to boot) without having a public washroom? This is a cost of doing business as a town.

I hope the concerns of the users expressed in the RMG can be addressed. But hoorah for the village for making this happen and hoorah for C3-Pee-O.

Andru McCracken
Valemount, BC