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09/13/2010

5 Fast Facts about Waterless Urinals

Don’t flush their potential down the toilet yet

 
5 Fast Facts about Waterless Urinals

Ever since waterless urinals were introduced in the 1980s, much debate has followed about their performance. Klaus Reichardt, founder of Waterless Co, highlights several potentials you should consider: 

1.    Cleanliness: Urine is sterile. Bacteria develop when urine is mixed with water. Waterless urinals not only eliminate flushing, but also water splashing onto floors or walls.

2.    Odor: Waterless urinals use gravity to draw urine toward the drain and through a trap. The trap contains a liquid that allows urine to pass through while forming a seal against odors, like water passing through oil.

3.    Maintenance: Traditional flush urinals often run into maintenance woes. Valves, for example, get jammed and either won’t move or will continuously flush. Waterless urinals have no flush values, sensors, or moving parts.

4.    Water Savings: A traditional urinal uses anywhere from 1 to 3 gallons per flush, consuming up to 40,000 gallons annually. Depending on your area, the cost for every 1,000 gallons of water could be as low as $7 to as high as $25. Just one waterless urinal could put $280 back in your pocket.

5.    Unit Expense: Waterless urinals cost $250-$500 a unit. Based on your water savings alone, your return on investment is less than two years. They can also help earn LEED credits and serve as a marketing tool.

Waterless urinals are a practical solution for facilities in drought-prone areas or with a high number of restrooms, recommends Reichardt. Encouraging users and updating maintenance training will ensure waterless urinals are a success in your building.

 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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