LAKE ELSINORE ( — For boaters in need of a restroom while cruising around Lake Elsinore, hope floats. Literally.

Earlier this week, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation installed two floating toilets that have been dubbed SS Relief Stations No. 1 & 2.

With roughly 14 miles of shoreline, the long trip back to the boat launch area can be problematic for visitors.

“These upgraded floating restrooms will continue to satisfy an urgent need for people on the go,” Mayor Robert Magee said in a statement.

The $65,000 restrooms, which were purchased with a grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, are replacing 2002 models that were removed last year.

“I think the best thing about the toilets is the convenience,” Lake, Parks and Recreation Department Manager Claudia Davis told CBSLA.

The toilets resemble little houses and Davis says people will be able to spot them easily.

“They look fabulous; they look great on the lake,” she said.

A report from City Manager Grant Yates shows the city will pay $10,000 annually to maintain the restrooms.


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