Moscow Weighing Anti-Terror Toilets
City Hall is considering public toilet cabins that are self-maintaining, solar-powered and terrorist-proof to replace the not-so-ubiquitous blue cabins that now line public venues, news reports said.
The toilet cabin, presented at the Clean City expo in Moscow this week, is made of fibrous concrete that can withstand a bomb blast, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Monday. Its appearance can be modeled to fit the architectural surroundings, even in the old part of the city.
The solar panels will be optional, but the new toilets will be energy-efficient, Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov told Itar-Tass.
A representative for the developer, Santekhrabot, said the cabins use nanotechnology, but did not elaborate, RIA-Novosti reported.
The cabin will maintain a comfortable temperature inside, perform automatic cleaning and alert emergency services if a user spends more than 30 minutes inside, Moskovsky Komsomolets said.
No information was released on how much the cabins would cost or when they might be installed. The city currently has 262 stationary toilets and thousands of mobile blue cabins, RIA-Novosti said.