County eyes Panama City pier restroom as model

The Panama City Beach restrooms on Bay County’s pier that could be a model for future facilities at Navarre Beach’s promenade feature self-contained toilets and sinks at a cost of about $25,000.

Santa Rosa County commissioners have directed staffers to explore options for installing restrooms at the Navarre Beach pier and mentioned Panama City’s facilities as one possibility to be reviewed.

County Engineer Roger Blaylock said he’s still researching public restrooms for the pier. But his options may be narrowed to toilets similar to those on the M.B. Miller County Pier, a 1,500-foot strand similar in size to the one on Navarre Beach.

“This is one of the alternatives we are researching,” said Blaylock in an email to a reporter earlier this week. “Funding of the selected alternative has not been decided at this time.”

Manufactured in Howe, Ind., by Jag Mobile Solutions, the Porta Lisa model in Panama City “works well for us. It’s basically a trailer that we pull out there. It’s nicer than a regular porta-potty,” said Ted Myron, Bay County’s pier attendant.

Read the full article in the June 23 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.

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