Sustainability Considerations for Public Urinals

As the human population on Earth has grown and the world has become industrialized, we have put an increasing strain on the limited resources and systems of our planet. This is why the idea of sustainability emerged – doing things in a way that preserves the long-term wellbeing of our species and our planet. While modern technology, like indoor plumbing and flushing toilets, has made a lot of positive impacts on our health and sanitation, it has also drastically increased the average water usage of each person.

If you are looking for ways to improve sustainability, one area that clearly can be improved is the type of public urinals that are installed in schools, universities, government buildings, military installations, and commercial spaces. A waterless urinal can save over 3,000 gallons of water in a single year. There are more than 100,000 public urinals in the United States. So, do the math and imagine the sustainability impact that could be made if those flushing public urinals were replaced with waterless ones.

Even if you are committed to the idea of sustainable, waterless urinals, there are other considerations that can make your impact even greater. You will want to find a waterless urinal that is easy to install and has the durability needed to last a long time before replacement is necessary. Easy maintenance is another important feature. Are you looking to use the waterless urinal in a residential space or a commercial one? Installing public urinals that are more eco-friendly and more sustainable can have a big impact in a relatively short amount of time on water usage in your facility.