Within weeks of opening, the new self-cleaning public restrooms in Old Colorado City’s Bancroft Park have been flushed with fame.
A short video posted on TikTok showing how the restrooms work — and revealing their $300,000 price tag — has been viewed more than 5 million times.
It’s something to see.
The facility holds three restrooms, including an ADA-compliant option, and each comes with green, red and yellow lights to show availability.
Green means go ahead, but doesn’t mean turning a door knob or anything. Just push a button to open the door, which “slide like something out of ‘Star Wars,’” according to the TikTok video.
Inside, a speaker announces you have 10 minutes to do your thing. That includes using soap, water and a dryer that are all activated with a hand wave. Toilet paper comes out with the touch of a button. While you’re inside, you can see