High relief in Japan
Could these be the world's most expensive bogs?
Posted: 26 November 2001
The local government of the Tottori region of Japan has spent £400,000 on two environmentally-friendly public conveniences on Mount Daisen.
The new toilets have been built in a shelter on top of the 1,729-metre mountain and equipment to install them had to be taken up by helicopter. The state-of-the-art loos use micro-organisms to break down sewage and the process is powered by energy derived from solar panels and generating fans above the shelter according to ananova.com.
The toilets were built after climbers complained about the old loo being too smelly and may be the most expensive lavs ever built, but imagine the expense if the same rule of nose were applied to public bogs over here...
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