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(haipo) - City Council member Kirill Kartnik, appealed to the CEO of the municipality to resolve the problems the residents are complaining about and asked to install mobile toilets in the Hekar Yamim Institute area and to operate public services in Kiryat Eliezer on Saturday.

Public services - archive (photo: Hai Pa)

This is a topic that has come up more than once in articles on the Hai Pe website and it has been going on for years. In his letter, Kartnik writes, Haifa is a big city, both in terms of area and population. But the number of public toilets and their sanitary condition do not fully correspond to the modern norms of a civilized society. Of course, this is not a problem of Haifa alone. The state auditor pointed out the unsatisfactory state of public services back in 2017. Then in the annual report he stated that there are not enough public toilets in Israel, and their sanitary condition "constitutes a threat to public health".          


The State Comptroller's report stated that the municipalities are obliged to install convenient, clean and accessible services on their territory
to the disabled and to fix the old ones. However, three years have passed since then, and little has changed in Haifa.

Particularly affected are the elderly, women, pregnant women, who need to go to the bathroom more often than others. Women are in a very difficult situation. They have to hold on until they get a stomach ache.  

Residents of the city are constantly contacting me with complaints about the lack of toilets. A year ago I already raised this issue in the city council and received the decision of the mayor and the city council on the return of mobile toilets on the Aryeh Goral promenade near the marine institute. Unfortunately, due to the opposition of the Board of Changes, this decision has not yet been implemented.

Closed on Saturdays - residents are asked to refrain until Sunday

Another problem exists in Kiryat Eliezer. There are public toilets here, but they are not open on Shabbat. It doesn't work on that day when there are a large number of mothers with children, elderly and disabled people walking around the park.       

I see this situation as completely intolerable and ask you to solve these two problems in a short time: installing portable toilets in the Marine Institute area and ensuring the operation of public toilets in Kiryat Eliezer on Shabbat.   

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Samar Odeh - Carantinji
Samar Odeh - Carantinji
Journalist in the team of correspondents of the Chai Pe site • Municipal reporter, crimes, environment and health Contact Samar by email: [email protected]

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  1. Toilets in the kindergarten are closed, shame on you. I have two children who need toilets. Where will they do their things on the grass?

  2. Is it just not right? Come on... what about the potholes on the roads, what about the wild boars, what about cleanliness?
    It's not for nothing that this city got last place in its services that aspire to epssssss

  3. Even the pigs do not enter the toilets in Haifa. Disgust and Levant incarnate. throw up!!! Whereas in Europe - in the vast majority of toilets you can eat from their floors shame and disgrace and even more shame that the Ministry of Health does not inspect and does not impose fines of hundreds of thousands of shekels on the municipality for every toilet building that is not clean. Well, well, who really cares about this issue?

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