The annual Clean Public Toilets Campaign has now officially been launched, and the government appears to be flush with success already.

In announcing the campaign Thursday, the Environment Ministry said a record number of public lavatories received an excellent rating in a recent inspection.The month of public awareness is aimed at encouraging sanitary practices, including flushing after use and better aim.

Current law calls for fines for those who don't flush public toilets, though in practice few people are ever caught or punished for what is a common transgression.

To draw the public into the yearly campaign, the government is running a contest for the cleanest public toilet island-wide - and has set up a hotline to take nominations.