Weston-super-Mare's Winter Gardens has most cost-effective public toilets
Wrington is the most expensive place to use a public toilet in North Somerset, a survey has revealed.
A survey carried out by North Somerset Council shows it costs the authority 50p each time someone uses the village’s public conveniences.
The authority has been monitoring usage of public loos across the district, fitting devices to all 29 conveniences.
The survey comes at the same time as the council is planning to withdraw the £400,000 a year it spends on running public loos by April 2013.
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Instead the authority is talking to town and parish councils about the possibility of taking over the toilets.
Those which are used a lot could be offered to private contractors to run, who would charge a fee to public.
Figures show it costs the authority £6,640 to run the Wrington loos at Broad Street each year and an average of 36 people a day visit the conveniences.
Conveniences at Blagdon are also costly, with the average visit costing 47p, while it costs the council 34p for someone to answer the call of nature at Alexandra Road, Clevedon.
The most cost effective loos are at the Winter Gardens, Weston- super-Mare at 6p a visit and the conveniences at the Lake Grounds, Portishead, with each visit costing the taxpayer just 8p.
Costs include sewage rates, water rates, council rates, repairs and maintenance and electricity.