“Someone’s front yard is not a bathroom; »Mayor asks bathers to stop urinating in front of houses in South Boston
Residents of South Boston are speaking out about the problem of public urination by beachgoers in their lessons.
“It’s very rude, not hygienic, it’s not your property and it’s illegal,” resident Caroline O’Brien said in an interview with Boston 25.
The L Street Bathhouse has been closed for refurbishment, so toilets are scarce.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addressed those responsible for the problem, saying: “[To] people who use the beach, someone’s front yard is not a bathroom.
The City of Boston website has a interactive map showing which bathrooms are open to the public. The closest restrooms to L and M Street Beaches are on Carson Beach near Moakley Park, approximately 1200 meters away.
Walsh has discussed with the Department of Conservation and Recreation the possibility of installing portable toilets along the waterfront until the day the city reopens the Curley Community Center.
The Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention advises administrators of public spaces to inform the public if a bathroom is closed so that they are able to prepare appropriately.
“If possible, washrooms should be open if a park is open to the public,” the CDC website says. “[The area should be] cleaned and disinfected regularly, especially high contact surfaces such as faucets, toilets, doorknobs and switches.
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