This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
Little brass locks may not be enough to keep the facility’s maintenance budget from draining, as thieves continue to steal toilet paper from campus restrooms.
During fall semester, toilet paper in the public restrooms at USU-Eastern started disappearing at a rate faster than people with normal bowel movements tend to use toilet paper. About a dozen rolls were being stolen each week, costing the college about $25 each week.
These disappearances, being primarily from the Jennifer Leavitt Student Centers and old Student Activity Center, suggested that the missing paper had been stolen.
To combat this, the janitorial staff paid $160 for more than 20 brass padlocks and eyes to connect them to the toilet dispensers in Dec. This measure was expected to save the college $300 each year. However, in recent weeks these locks have started to be broken and toilet paper is again being stolen.
Brad King, vice chancellor for administration and advancement, suggests, “Any information on the missing rolls and the vandalism to the locks should be reported to the campus police.”