Hong Kong Toilet Association is trying to combat the extremely torturous waiting times faced by women to access a public toilet in the densely populated cities of Hong Kong. According to the Hong Kong Toilet Association, such facilities would cut peeing time to just 90 seconds (1.5 minutes), compared with the usual two to three minutes, and thus help to shorten queues outside women’s washrooms.
Moreover, urinals would also take up only half the space of a full cubicle, therefore allowing more space to build more urinals to cut the queue at the ladies toilets. The facilities could include disposable paper urine funnels to help women aim accurately, and a shelf above for bags to be hung.
“It is much more feasible to install additional female urinals than to build new cubicles, especially in smaller and older public toilets,” said the group’s vice-president Henry Hung Chi Kuen, who has a 40-year career in plumbing engineering.