Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene

Through the initiative of individual citizens and City Council members, the City of Berkeley is undertaking a Public Health and Infrastructures Study to assess existing public restroom facilities and develop a strategy to effectively meet the current and future needs of the Berkeley community.

The City of Berkeley contracting Hyphae Design Lab, a local expert in public sanitation and ecological design, to complete a study of public restrooms in Berkeley. The study will assess existing public restroom facilities, understand the city’s need for public sanitation using data and public feedback, and propose a set of strategies to fully meet the need based on precedents and lessons from other cities.

To take a comprehensive systems-based approach to this challenge, the study is utilizing the internationally recognized framework referred to as W.A.S.H. (Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene), to acknowledge the interrelated public health and public infrastructure resources that are needed to provision what are considered the basic human rights of any society.

We welcome your feedback and involvement!
You can fill out a survey and also  sign up to get updates on the project, when we publish data and reports!

This project is a community participatory study initiated by the City of Berkeley, funded by a bond through Parks, Recreation and Waterfront and developed by hyphae design lab.