(PRWEB) May 21, 2004
Waterless urinals pay for themselves. It will take between 12 to 18 months to recoup the cost of a waterless urinal. Over a five year period the saving will be between $1,500 to over $2,100 above the cost of the urinal. If you have three urinals that is a $4,500 savings, if you have 100 that can be over $150,000 in savings
HOW THEY WORK:
Waterless Urinals resemble conventional fixtures, and easily replace them. They install to the regular waste lines, thus eliminating the flush water supply lines. Flush valves are eliminated as well; there are no handles to touch, no sensors, no moving parts! The urinal bowl surfaces are urine repellent; urine is 99% liquid and its drainage is effected without flush water. Daily cleaning procedures are the same as for flushed urinals.
The conservation of water has become a requirement for many facilities, cities, states and the federal government. This need is driven by three main reasons: the availability of water, current sewer capacity and rising costs or budget cuts.
Toilets and urinals are still flushed with potable water and it is estimated that up to 20% of the available drinking water in the world is flushed down the drain.
Waterless Urinals achieve zero water consumption.
A Waterless Urinal saves on average 45,000 gallons of water a year. Twenty-two Waterless urinals save approximately 1,000,000 gallons of water per year. It can be estimated that there are 8 million urinals installed in the US alone with approximately 100 million people using these fixtures. Assuming an average 2 gallon flush, the potable water use of urinals in this country per year is approximately 360 billion gallons.
360 billion gallons of water is equivalent to the water usage of 1,470,000 homes or 5.7 million people per year. This vast amount of effluent to the sewer and septic systems can be eliminated and will not run into our natural waterways and oceans.
On your local level this could mean: A typical office building restroom with 3 urinals and 120 mens urinals equals a yearly water use of 5,400,000 gallons of potable water flushed down the drain.
The financial savings to a 40 story office building would be about $64,000 a year depending on local & sewer rates. For a small restaurant with say three urinals the savings over a five period could be $4,500+.
Waterless Urinals improve rest room hygiene:
Microbes, bacteria and viruses thrive in moisture, but they die when dried. There are surface areas in water flush urinals that are constantly damp where bacterial growths appear. These growth colonies are seeded by fecal material carried in air-borne droplets and aerosols that were produced by the turbulence in flushing the rest room's toilets. When the rest room urinals are themselves flushed they in turn create aerosols containing the new-growth bacteria, and inject still more microbes into the rest room atmosphere.
Installing Waterless Urinals with predominantly dry surfaces and no flushing actions lessen rest room visitor exposures to airborne bacteria.
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