The United Nations (UN) adopted the resolution passed by Singapore to declare the date for the World Toilet Day. Let it be known that November 19 is World Toilet Day. On this day, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that there would be new guidelines for public toilets here in Singapore. Apart from new guidelines, NEA is determined to improve the design of public washrooms or toilets. The toilets will be increased with features like grab bars, wash basins and diaper changing amenities.
NEA is promoting well maintained and well cleaned public toilets. This is a vital effort of NEA to uphold public health. NEA is encouraging all public toilet owners to follow the guidelines and requirements included in the Code of Practice on Environmental Health (COPEH). NEA collaborated with Restaurant Association of Singapore to publish a book that includes topics and information like the layout, design, maintenance and the ventilation of public toilets.
To entice the toilet owners to do their best always, the NEA and the RAS launched the Happy Toilet Programme. The programme seeks to motivate toilet owners by giving them recognition for maintaining their public toilets according to the standards set. Public toilets can apply all year round for the Happy Toilet ratings. NEA and RAS are eyeing shopping malls, commercial buildings, industrial places, parks, food courts, hawker centres, restaurants, coffee shops, MRT stations, bus stations and many more.
Toilet owners need to know that every year, they should improve because they NEA and RAS will make sure that you keep up with the standards. NEA also provides the public with educational posters about public toilet hygiene that can be downloaded on their website. If you want to be safe and sure, you should look for public toilet with 3-5 star ratings.