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. Water efficiency is the implementation of fixtures to achieve water conservation goals.
Most 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, wastefully. In addition, leakage of water delivery lines may add an additional 8% to the above.
Waterless No-Flush™ urinals offer zero water consumption.
A Waterless urinal saves on average 20,000 to 45,000 gallons of water a year. Twenty-two Waterless urinals can save up to 1,000,000 gallons of water per year!
It can be estimated that there are approximately eight to nine million urinals installed in the US alone with approximately 100 million people using these fixtures on a daily basis. Assuming an average two gallon flush, the potable water use of urinals alone in this country, is approximately 160 billion gallons per year!
160 billion gallons of water is equivalent to the water usage of 490,000 homes or 1.9 million people per year. This vast amount of outflow to the sewer and septic systems can be eliminated in addition to the use of chemicals to treat this effluent amount.
On your local level this could mean: A typical office building restroom with three urinals and 120 men equals a yearly water use of 237,600 gallons of potable water flushed down the drain. This assumes three uses per person per day and only 220 working days.
Please contact your local water district for available rebates or contact our office for rebate information.