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225 litres into the pissoirs from 1,200 punters at 180ml each

By johnboy - 20 March 2013 34

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Canberra CBD has kindly provided details on the usage of Canberra’s new open air pissoirs:

The urinal trial in late-night hot spots in the Canberra CBD has already proven extremely popular with the local community with 225 litres collected over the weekend.

Data showed that an estimated 1200 men had used the urinals over the four nights of the first weekend of the trial, with Saturday night attracting nearly 450 people.

CCBD’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Easthope, said it was great to see the facilities being used.

“The first weekend of the trial has already shown that the urinals have served their purpose and we are pleased they have already made an impact,” Ms Easthope said.

“We are determined to make the city’s laneways cleaner and more usable to the general public. This trial is just one example of how we are implementing change.

They’re back this weekend and then over Easter.

[Photo by Adam Thomas]

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225 litres into the pissoirs from 1,200 punters at 180ml each
MWF 9:48 pm 20 Mar 13

I like how the open air public toilets for drunken females offer a little more privacy than the drunken male toilets.

Can anyone explain why the female public toilets are marked with the number 4?

gentoopenguin 9:18 pm 20 Mar 13

Madam Cholet said :

How do they know that 1200 men exactly pissed 225 litres. Is someone standing there with a clicker?

Is it going to be recycled?

Ohh now there’s a public servant job if ever there was one! A Piss Clicker!

Pandy 8:53 pm 20 Mar 13

I’d like to see Jane use one of these.

LSWCHP 8:27 pm 20 Mar 13

Masquara said :

I reckon their estimate is a fib. Anyone doing a pee after a few beers would be peeing way more than a couple of hundred mls. Make that 100-120 men on Saturday night and a grand total of fewer than 400 over the four nights.

That’s what I reckon. 180ml is only about 0.75 of a middy! If I only return 180ml to the environment after necking a few pints at the W&P then something is wrong with the metric system.

Masquara 7:46 pm 20 Mar 13

I reckon their estimate is a fib. Anyone doing a pee after a few beers would be peeing way more than a couple of hundred mls. Make that 100-120 men on Saturday night and a grand total of fewer than 400 over the four nights.

dpm 5:56 pm 20 Mar 13

Sounds like a whole bunch of guys were ‘marking their territory’! Or going there for the novelty? Nevertheless, that’s a decent amount of second hand alcohol! 🙂

noma 5:55 pm 20 Mar 13

Postalgeek said :

That’s a lot of nitrogen. We should pump it onto Parliament house, to keep the grass roots happy.

This will give new meaning to the parliament ‘taking the piss’

Alderney 5:12 pm 20 Mar 13

At least the lane ways will now be cleaner for that other purpose for which they are intended; the quickie.

Postalgeek 5:07 pm 20 Mar 13

That’s a lot of nitrogen. We should pump it onto Parliament house, to keep the grass roots happy.

Ian 4:57 pm 20 Mar 13

I assume the estimate is done by dividing the amount of piss in the tank by an assumed average piss volume, rather than someone hanging around counting the number of users.

poetix 4:51 pm 20 Mar 13

Madam Cholet said :

How do they know that 1200 men exactly pissed 225 litres. Is someone standing there with a clicker?

Is it going to be recycled?

Into beer?

Solidarity 4:46 pm 20 Mar 13

ooooh, i wonder if i can wee up and over and into the urinal on the other side.

if it’s vacant, obviously.

Madam Cholet 4:42 pm 20 Mar 13

How do they know that 1200 men exactly pissed 225 litres. Is someone standing there with a clicker?

Is it going to be recycled?

nsn 4:41 pm 20 Mar 13

Eww. Too much information.

zorro29 4:34 pm 20 Mar 13

ewww. i am not even particularly prudish but….EWWW! frankly i didn’t need to know the litres of urine collected by these urinals that are essentially plonked in open spaces by the look of the pic

ah, that’s why i don’t venture into civic after dark….gross on so many levels

but does this mean there is usually that many litres on the floor and alleyways….ewwww….never going outside again.

stay classy canberra

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