'Ozone' water for public toilet flushingLocal | 11 Apr 2019 1:01 pm
The government says it will adopt “innovative” flushing technologies at some of the public toilets, as it pushes ahead with a HK$600 million plan to renovate around 240 public conveniences over the coming five years, RTHK reports.
At a Legco meeting today, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said it hopes to make these newly refurbished toilets stain and odor-free, with dry and clean floors.
The department’s director, Vivian Lau, said officials will decide which toilets to renovate first based on their condition and use. She also outlined some of the "innovative" technologies which will be adopted.
"At the public toilet at Sai Yee Street in Mong Kok we are going to use ozone in flushing water for sanitization and removing odors. At the Peak and Tsuen Wan there will be a few toilets where we are going to use oxygen for deodorization, so we are using technology to decompose the odorous participles to carbon dioxide and water,'' Lau said.
To ensure dry floors, Lau said hand dryers will be installed beside the sinks to avoid the need for people to walk across the toilet floor with water dripping off their hands.
Public toilets are often criticised as being very dirty, smelly and poorly maintained.