The public toilets at Scotts Landing are back up and running in time for summer, following their closure for more than a year after their water supply tank slipped off its base due to coastal erosion.
Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters division has removed the old concrete tank, rectified the site and installed a smaller and lighter water tank. The new tank has a warning light for when supplies run low, so water can be tanked in if necessary.
Meanwhile, Council has yet to move on the historic Big Omaha Wharf toilets, which were closed earlier this year.
The toilets were boarded up due to health and safety concerns based on the deteriorating state of the small building, which sits out over the water.
Wharf restoration chair Hugh McKergow understands Council is considering building a new set of toilets in a nearby reserve, but he has concerns that it may be too far from the wharf.
Residents at a meeting earlier this year said that the toilets had to be by the wharf, otherwise the roadside and harbour estuary would become the receptacles for human waste.
A portable loo has been installed at the site until a permanent solution is found.