Shell Gas Station, Fall River Mills, California - Bathroom Review

Gas stations are typically considered to be about the bottom of the barrel when it comes to public restroom facilities. During my summer 2015 road trip, I had the pleasure of driving through beautifull Fall River Mills, California which is located in the very North Eastern part of California in a beautiful high mountain valley. Fall River Mills is a very small community with just under 600 people living there. The gas station was a shell gas station with the typical convienence store attached. The bathroom itself was a separate outbuilding on the premise that required asking the clerk for a key.

The bathroom from the exterior wasn't overly impressive though I did find it a pleasent touch that someone thought to place a planter box with a flower on the side of the building. Of note is the very large propane tank sitting just outside of the building as well. Not exactly the ideal thing to place next to a bathroom though I'm confident it was perfectly safe.

When I entered the bathroom, I was expecting to be greated with a very unpleasent experience but much to my surprise, it was actually a very nice public bathroom for a gas station. I especially liked the diamond pattern tilework on the walls and the walkway pattern on the floor. Though simple in it's appearance, it at was a nice touch to what would be an otherwise ordinary public bathroom. The facility itself was relatively clean and well maintained. The sink was a bit out of place in that it was just a vanity bought from your big box supply store.

The fixture used for dispensing paper was a standard two roll horizontal plastic unit. The unit itself looked to be in good condition though I do wonder if this was because it is replaced on a regular basis. Plastic toilet paper dispensers though cheap, often fail within a year or two thus requiring maintenance costs to repair or replace. Our own AA-HRTDx2E product would be an excellent addition to this facility as it provides the same paper capacity but better durability. Overall this facility deserves a 4 flush rating.

Shell Gas Station at Fall River Mills, California - Public Restroom Review - 4/5 Flushes

Facility Location Cleanliness Design Artwork Free of Graffiti Free of Vandalism Notes
Shell Gas Station Fall River Mills, California Cleanliness   Artwork Free of Graffiti Free of Vandalism Reasonably Clean for a gas station and nice attempt at giving some style to the facility.