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Why ADA-Compliant Handicap Toilet Units Are Important November 20, 2018

Waterloo, Monroe
Why ADA-Compliant Handicap Toilet Units Are Important, Waterloo, Illinois

Port-a-potties are necessary during outdoor events, in parks, on construction sites, and for extra restroom facilities. Making sure there are handicap toilet units compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures everyone on the premises has a comfortable, accessible portable bathroom. Below are a few guidelines and why they are important.

Importance of Handicap Toilet Units

What Are ADA-Compliant Port-a-Potties?

Handicap toilet units that follow the standards of the ADA must have mirrors, paper towel dispensers, garbage cans, and soap at heights easily accessible for all users. These specially designed portable toilets must be large enough to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices to make movement easy for everyone. They also feature support rails along walls and flat flooring and ramp systems for easier entering and exiting. They should be set in flat areas without any obstacles including curbs or steps.

Why They Are Necessary?

handicap toilet unitWhen portable toilets are necessary, it’s critical that facilities are accessible to everyone. No matter their mobility requirements, it is the right of the person to have a restroom spacious enough and with reachable features for their needs. Not having handicap toilet units is discrimination against those with mobility issues and who require certain devices for their daily life.

For portable toilets, the ADA requires that 5% of the available units comply with accessibility standards for toilets and bathing rooms. Following this formula helps ensure you will have enough portable units onsite for the number of people attending your event. This eases bathroom issues during your event and helps prevent you and your company from being on the hook for not accommodating all of your guests.


If you need ADA-compliant facilities for your event attendees, Econ-O-Johns provides the clean, quality portable toilets you need. Located in Waterloo, IL, their port-a-potties are available in standard, flushing, and handicap toilet units to cover your needs at events, construction sites, and outdoor areas in Monroe, St. Clair, Madison, and Randolph counties. They offer weekend monthly special event rates as well as antiseptic, paper towels, and hand wash and shower stations. Call (618) 939-3001 to speak with someone about your needs, or visit them online to view toilet rental options.

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