Business Owners Want Port-A-Potties Opened Early On Plum Island


Plum Island, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — Spring is here and as the weather starts to get warmer there's a growing need on Plum Island for port-a-potties.

Also, as more people get vaccinated in Massachusetts, business is starting to pick up and that's why local business owners are asking the town to break out the port-a-potties.

Usually, the portable toilets are placed at the beach center and are open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Greg Pugh's restaurant, the Beachcoma, is the only business on Plum Island with a public restroom and these days that's not necessarily a good thing.

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"Last Saturday was just oh my God, it was crazy," said Pugh. The town usually breaks out the port-a-potties a week before Memorial Day, But Pugh said he and other business owners would be willing to pay if they could bring them out sooner.

"What I was trying to do, is not something just for my benefit but for the people that are coming here," said Pugh.

He added because there are bound to be some nice days in the weeks ahead, the portable toilets are needed as soon as possible. 

Pugh said he thinks they should be put at the beach center just a few weeks early.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports

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