Glass-Walled Sulphur Springs Public Toilet Listed as Finalist in Restroom Competition

By Greg Janda
|  Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 AM CDT
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It's a restroom with a view -- the North Texas town of Sulphur Springs has installed a glass-walled public toilet on their downtown square.

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It's a restroom with a view -- the North Texas town of Sulphur Springs has installed a glass-walled public toilet on their downtown square.

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It's a restroom with a view -- the North Texas town of Sulphur Springs has installed a glass-walled public toilet on their downtown square.

The walls off the public restroom are one-way mirrors, allowing those using the facilities to see outward to the square -- but reflecting outside views from looking inside.

Of course, the illusion needs to have a darker interior than the light from outside, so LED lights shine outside of the mirrored restroom at night, keeping prying eyes away as your take care of your business.

With a $54,000 price tag for each installed bathroom, some might complain of wasteful waste spending, but the city said the water closets are more than just for when you gotta go -- they're functional works of art that the city hopes will win Cintas "America's Best Restroom" contest.

They're competing against restrooms from New York, Oregon, and others for the twelfh annual contest, which is open to public voting. Click here to learn more about the finalists, including Sulphur Springs' entry.

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