City sinks $93,680 more into sidewalk toilet

San Antonio’s new $97,700 toilet is overflowing already, fiscally speaking.

Hailed by Councilman Roberto Trevino as cost-effective relief for downtown visitors, the advertised price for the prefabricated “Portland Loo” did not include installation. Oops!

Subsequent news reports estimated the start-up costs at “$30,000 to $60,000.” projected higher expenses.

On Friday, through a public-records inquiry, Watchdog learned that the city expended an additional $93,680 to hook up the single-seat restroom on a sidewalk at Alamo and Commerce streets.

That work brings the total tab to $191,380 — nearly double Trevino’s announced price.

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