Welcome

American Restroom Association’s (ARA) goal is nothing less than a full-scale toilet transformation in this country so that our public restrooms are no longer a laughingstock among the developed world. Only by working together and forming a strong advocacy group for decent public toilets are we going to be able to bring about the necessary changes in our public accommodations.

Nick Kristoff of the New York Times agrees. Click here to read his op-ed, “America is Not Made for People Who Pee” – and the matching published Letter to the Editor from ARA Secretary, Brad Polsky. (subscription may be required)

Click below to learn more about American Restroom Association efforts:

What can I do about dirty, closed, or inaccessible public facilities?

Public Restroom Quality Initiative

What is required of my business? What should I expect from establishments I frequent?

Code Improvement and Design Initiative

My child won’t use the bathroom at school. What can I do?

#WellPass: ARA’s School Wellness Initiative (Gr. 6-12)

How can I help ensure adequate facilities for all people?

#PottyParityNow: ARA’s Gender Equity Initiative

“Do public restrooms make you nervous? You are not alone.” • ARA Co-Founder & President, Steven Soifer • TEDxUniversityofMississippi 2019 (12 min. video)

Introduction to the American Restroom Association “We are the ARA” (1 min. video)

Contact Us

American Restroom Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 21237
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone:  800-247-3864
Fax:  443-315-5251
Email: getinfo@americanrestroom.org

An independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2004

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INVENTORS, MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS, & SERVICE PROVIDERS: We want to hear your stories about how you are leading change in restroom design and maintenance!

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