Just Look For The "Happy Toilet" Logo
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 3, 2003
SINGAPORE--Singapore is the first country in the world to rank the quality of its public restrooms, in a new national initiative to improve toilet conditions, the Straits Times reported Tuesday.
The Restroom Association of Singapore will grade the nation's public toilets based on cleanliness, daily maintenance, supplies, and design.
Each will be given a grade of three, four or five stars. Those that are regularly cleaned and whose design makes them accessible to people with disabilities, can proudly display a "Happy Toilet" logo.
Officials hope the program will not only increase the cleanliness standards of the nation's toilet facilities, but also will prompt people to "practice better toilet etiquette."
Last month, the National Environment Agency cleaned up 29,000 public restrooms as part of an effort to contain the spread of SARS.