Manager: Hand Dryers Could Save Township Money
A plan to replace paper towels with electric hand dryers in two park restrooms was embraced by Lower Saucon Township Council Sept. 5.
The cost of paper towels may seem trivial, but it adds up.
That was the message delivered to Lower Saucon Township Council by manager Jack Cahalan Sept. 5.
“We spend about $500 a year on paper towels and a lot of it is wasted by the kids using the recreation programs,” he said.
When paper towels are tossed around the restrooms, staff have to spend time picking them up and properly disposing of them, he explained.
In recent years, many municipalities have moved to replace the paper towel dispensers in their public restrooms with electric hand dryers, he added.
After hearing about the potential for savings, council members eagerly embraced the recommendation.
"I think it’s a great idea," president Glenn Kern told Cahalan. "Please (move ahead)."
Councilman David Willard asked that the most efficient models of electric hand dryers be considered for the bathrooms.
“I can bring that back and give you a cost estimate at a future meeting,” Cahalan told them.