Why waterless urinals?
Our water supplies are dwindling. Annual rainfall has dropped dramatically and runoff to dams is down by 50%. Now, more than ever before, we must act to preserve this precious resource.
The environment has changed radically over the past 20 years and scientists predict continued change in global weather patterns for at least the next 50 years. It is clear that we can no longer afford to treat our fresh water as if it were a never-ending supply. We must all do what we can to reduce the amount of water we use.
Facts on water using urinals:
- In some commercial buildings urinals can account for up to 20% of the building’s total water consumption
- The majority of men will visit the urinal 3-4 times in an 8 hour shift and flush 8-12 litres of fresh water ech time. That works out to an average of 39litres per person per 8 hour shift. Most work places can save nearly 10,000 litres of water for every full time male worker. When you consider that males make up half the population, its easy to understand the rapid take up of waterless urinal systems.