Soap dispensers in showers required by state law

Question

Why have they all of a sudden put soap dispensers next to each shower head in the shower room of the women’s locker room at the Patty Center gym? This is a lot of dispensers. In this time of shrinking budgets and shortfalls, seems a waste of our limited funds to have paid for these dispensers and soap, paid a facilities staff person to install them, and then have to keep paying someone to come back and refill them as well as keep having to buy soap for them. People who shower at the gym always bring their own soap and shampoo. Why is the university providing them soap?

Response

State law requires that we have soap dispensers in pool showers. While the number of dispensers seems like a lot, it ensures that there is soap available when needed.

— Mark Oldmixon, director of Student Recreation Center