It's one of the biggest complaints of visitors to the valley each year, but it hopefully won't be for long.
The Town of Drumheller's 2018 Capital Budget lists $200,000 for new washrooms at the Hoodoos and the Suspension Bridge in Rosedale.
"The washrooms that are there are the old outhouses: that really doesn't cut it anymore," stated CAO Darryl Drohomerski. "If we're going to do something there we want to spend a bit more money to make it a little more presentable, less smelly, a better experience for the public that are out there."
"We have power out there as of last year and we also have water, so our biggest problem right now is what do we do with the waste product," he outlined. "You'd have to look at holding tanks or some kind of a mini-treatment system. We were looking at that last year, but we're one step closer to having something going on out there."
The other problem is cost and the town has been seeking partners, including the Alberta Government and Starland County, to help. However, they have not had much success.
"The cost of these washrooms is about $100,000 apiece, because they're kind of packaged units," explained Drohomerski. "If we don't get any grant money this year, what we would expect is maybe next year (to) look at funding it from other sources of revenue in the town and just going ahead and doing it."