A $1.2 million residential toilet at a residential dumpster on a remote Navajo reservation could cost up to $1,000 more than a similar model that was built in another state, a study says.
The study by a California-based company shows the cost of the San Luis Obispo County project is $1 for each one-hour load of the toilet and $1 per unit, the San Bernardino County Department of Water Resources said Wednesday.
The toilet’s design is a nod to the Navajo people who have been battling water contamination from their traditional use of toilets and toilets for cooking.
The Navajo Nation’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The county has not yet finalized plans for a public-private partnership to build the toilet.