According to Fourteenth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates sponsored by Texas A&M University, urinals that use no water, like the ones manufactured by Waterless® Co. LLC, have several significant benefits. Among these are:
Water Savings. Conventional flush-type urinals use one to five gallons of water per flush, depending on their age. Because no-flush urinals use no water, one to five gallons of water is saved with each use.
Low Maintenance. Waterless urinals generally require little maintenance. The absence of a flush valve eliminates valve repairs and reduces opportunities for tampering. Additionally, overflow due to clogged drains and vandalism is no longer a problem. The drain lines on waterless urinals appear to be less susceptible to clogging as the mixture of water and urine, absent with no-flush urinals, causes encrustations to form in the pipes.
Improved Hygiene. Many people think that urine is an unclean substance. However, it is generally a sanitary liquid. Urine normally does not contain harmful microorganisms unless the person is harboring some type of urinary tract infection.
Water used by conventional urinals gives germs in the restroom the moist environment they need to grow. Waterless urinals dry out between uses, which makes them hostile to bacteria and viruses. Also, flushing a conventional urinal tends to send these microbes airborne, spreading them throughout the restroom. In addition, because there is no handle, no-flush urinals are touch-free, reducing the spread of communicable diseases.
It’s hard to argue with the facts. Waterless No-Flush urinals save water, protect natural resources, are easy to maintain, and improve hygiene. No wonder so many Green, newer, and more advanced buildings are now including Waterless No-Flush urinals in their facilities.
- Plumber Sees the Light (waterlessco.wordpress.com)