If you are looking for a way to save water—or to save on your water bills—you may want to consider having your facility’s urinals replaced with waterless models. Our team here at hybridH2O specializes in waterless urinal systems, and we want to help you make an informed decision on this matter. In this article, we’ll go over some key things you need to know about waterless urinals in order to decide if they are right for you.
How do waterless urinals work?
The first thing you should know about waterless urinals is that they drain by gravity alone. As liquid waste flows into the drain, it will hit a waterless urinal cartridge designed to block odors from escaping back into the room. Some cartridges use vegetable oil to create a seal, while ours use specially designed channels to achieve the same effect.
How much water do waterless urinals save?
According to manufacturer estimates, replacing a standard one-gallon-flush urinal with a waterless model can save as much as 40,000 gallons of water per year. Now multiply that by the number of urinals in your building, and you’ll start to see the enormous water conservation and savings potential that waterless urinals represent.
What kind of maintenance do waterless urinals need?
While standard urinals are usually washed with water, waterless urinals only need to be sprayed with a cleaning solution and then wiped down. Additionally, custodial staff should not dump wastewater down a waterless urinal as they would with a standard one, as the influx of water can disturb the cartridge and render it ineffective.