To follow up on a report from earlier this week about public restrooms in Boston in which five of six automated city toilets were out of order, I caught up with Peter O'Sullivan, who runs the Boston's Coordinated Street Furniture Program. The program is responsible for many of the information kiosks and bus shelters you see around the city, as well as the city's eight automated public toilets.O'Sullivan is essentially a department of one, and he admitted that keeping the toilets operating is a challenge.

"It's a job that I do everyday. Seven days a week, 365 days of the year," he said.

In order to keep the toilets running, O'Sullivan works closely with the director of operation for JC Decaux, the German company responsible for maintaining them. In exchange for keeping the toilets working, JC Decaux earns advertising revenue from the signs in the kiosks and then pays the city a cut of the revenue.

"They do have technicians that do go around and at least clean them and try and fix them," explained O'Sullivan. "We have had some issues. I mean some of those have been out on the street since 2001."

 O'Sullivan stressed that the relationship between the city and JC Deceaux was a strong one, and that they worked together daily in an effort to keep the toilets operating properly.

Following our report from earlier this week, O'Sullivan said he and JC Decaux's team of technicians went around to each of the toilets and got seven of the eight units up and running on August 24.

But by the following morning, when I went around to the automated city toilets once again, I found that at least five of those seven were once again out of order.

Though the automated toilets on Boylston St. near the Boston Public Library and on Commercial St. in the North End worked like a charm, bathroom units at Drydock Ave. in the Seaport District, Shipyard Park in Charlestown, Central Wharf, Long Wharf, and City Hall Plaza were not functioning.

At the automated public toilet near the Aquarium  on Central Wharf we were warned by a nearby kiosk employee not to try our luck.

"I see people every day trying to put their money in," she said. "And the door never opens, so, welcome to Boston."

Here's some more details we've learned about the city's Coordinated Street Furniture Program and the city's eight Automated Public Toilets:

See which of the city's automated public toilets are working, on Greater Boston: