There will still be a place to go when you gotta go at any Montgomery County park.
In a letter obtained by The Washington Examiner, Parks Director Mary Bradford told County Council President Nancy Floreen that her department will not cut 80 rental port-a-potties from its budget.
Parks officials proposed eliminating all portable toilets to save $150,000 per year. But many residents complained the proposal is unsafe and unsanitary, reported the Examiner.
Montgomery County managed to trim $60,000 from its contract with Don's Johns by teaming with Prince George’s County to get lower prices for both counties. Don’s Johns is the region’s largest portable toilet provider.
More than 40 Montgomery park employees also accepted early-retirement incentives, which saved money and helped keep the toilet bowls flowing.