Portable bathrooms for homeless to be permanently installed in Downtown Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - The City of Miami is unveiling a permanent solution that will help the homeless in Downtown Miami, Monday, by providing them with portable public bathrooms.

Less than nine months ago, The Pit Stop Pilot Program, a temporary program that provides portable bathrooms for the city’s homeless population, was put into place.

According to officials, the program has been such a success, that it has already resulted in a significant reduction of human waste on the streets of Downtown Miami.

Now, as the program comes to an end, the City of Miami, Miami DDA and Miami-Dade County are partnering to introduce a permanent solution on Downtown’s streets.

In a press conference, Monday, city officials and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado announced the plan to make the bathrooms permanent.

According to city officials, the program has recorded more than 16,000 uses since it launched and a nearly 60 percent reduction in waste on city streets.

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