"Farmers’ Market Bathroom Shortage Has People Squirming"
"Up to 6,000 visitors surge into the farmers’ market by the slopes of Diamond Head each Saturday, yet there are only four public bathroom stalls in a comfort station next to the market to serve them.
The market has grown from a popular weekend gathering for local residents into a tourist attraction with 60 percent of the visitors from out of town and mostly tourists from Japan."
" “The Hawaii Farm Bureau, Kapiolani Community College and the tourism industry have kicked this problem around long enough,” Flynn continued. “Bus after trolley unload (hordes) of tourists all morning long which completely overwhelm the event … It is time to bring in portable toilets for this event until renovations can be done.” "
"Some critics think the tour companies should be pitching in to pay for portable toilets or to help expand the existing restroom facilities."
"The city built the restroom in 2006 to serve as a comfort station for bicyclists and other recreational users. It was never intended to be the main bathroom for thousands of people coming to a farmersʻ market."
Not a pretty story....
Not a new story.