Waterless urinals can reduce maintenance costs, lower utility bills, and help you do your part to protect the environment.
Waterless Urinals – If you’re looking for a way to reduce maintenance costs, lower utility bills, and protect the environment all at the same time, using waterless urinals in your public restroom facilities may be the answer! Waterless urinals are a technologically advanced and cost-effective solution for restrooms in schools, college campuses, government buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, and many more locations. At R. Turner Associates, we can provide you with waterless urinals, replacement cartridges, waterless urinal accessories, and other sustainable restroom products at affordable prices.
How do waterless urinals work? It’s actually very simple. When urine enters the bowl of a waterless urinal, it flows through a grate at the bottom and into a trap, where it passes through a sealant (an oil-like liquid) that traps odors by preventing the urine from being exposed to air. It then enters a small well. As the urinal is used more often and the well fills up, the excess urine flows through a pipe, down the drain, and into the sewer system. In other words, the waste drains out naturally, instead of being forced out with flushing water.
Here are just a few of the advantages of using waterless urinals in public restrooms:
- Save Water– With waterless urinals, it’s easy to do your part to protect the environment and conserve natural resources by reducing water usage. With a traditional urinal, 1.5 to 2.5 gallons of water is used with every flush. In a busy restroom, that adds up to about 40,000 gallons per year of fresh water that is going down the drain. This is virtually eliminated with waterless urinals.
- Lower Utility Bills– With waterless urinals, the only water used is a small amount for periodic cleaning of the system. Therefore, upgrading to waterless urinals will drastically reduce the water bills for your property.
- Less Maintenance– Because waterless urinals do not flush, there are no moving parts, making them much less likely to break down and require maintenance or repairs. There is also no risk of flooding or overflowing, and they are much easier to clean. This saves you money not only on parts, but also on labor.
- More Hygienic– Since waterless urinals do not have to be flushed, there are no handles to collect germs from every person who touches them. Also, there is no risk of contaminated water leaking into the area surrounding the urinal, eliminating the spread of bacteria.
To learn more about waterless urinals and how you can install them in the restrooms on your property, contact us at R. Turner Associates.