With the current state of water scarcity in the world, innovative fixtures like waterfree urinals seem like a Godsend. With their ease of use, contribution towards water conservation, and savings in long-term costs of plumbing and electricity, waterfree urinals are a great way to go green.
If you supervise a restroom that always seems to have an unpleasant odor, despite being regularly cleaned and maintained, the source of the smell might be a floor drain. Often, these drains go overlooked in the quest to eliminate odors, and smells can rise up from the sewer that the drain connects to. If you have identified such a drain, there is an easy fix for the situation: what you need is some form of floor drain odor stopper.
For a new facility, a water free urinal offers a way to save on plumbing and to simplify the installation process. Using water free urinals will not only help you save on your water bill, it will conserve water and the related sewer quantities and costs. This means you can save “green” while going green!
"There are many apps out there that give us more insight into our water consumption.
Have you ever walked into a room that isn't used very often, and noticed an unpleasant odor lingering in the air? If you find that the odor sticks around even though the room is clean, then you may want to see if there are any floor drains present.
Should California stop saving water and forget about using water efficiently?
California has a lot of water now but are its drought conditions really over? Underground water conditions say no.
World Water Day 2017 is March 22 is, but many people do not realize the importance of world water day.
World Water Day was created by the United Nations because water is essential to life on this planet. It is also vital for countries to have a strong and vibrant economy, to create jobs, and for social and human development.
An estimated 1.5 billion people work specifically in water-related sectors around the globe. But every industry in the world is in one way or another is dependent on water. That means when we suffer droughts or water shortages, the livelihoods of billions of people can be affected.
World Water Day gives us all an opportunity to learn more about water, remember its importance, and take steps to use water much more efficiently to reduce consumption.
History of World Water Day
World Water Day dates back to 1992. That was when the UN first started considering its creation, “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources,” according to the organization. It was discussed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – now known as the Earth Summit - which was held in Rio de Janeiro that year, and later adopted, with the first commemorative World Water Day held in 1993.
Over the years a number of world water day activities to celebrate this special day and recognize the importance of abundant, clean water have been developed. Among the “slightly unusual” are the following:
Drink Upscale Water: Some people call seltzer water “upscale water” because it’s one of the favored drinks of the rich. However, seltzer water can actually help us consume less water. Seltzer water is regular tap water but carbonated. It seems to fill us up faster, so we drink less of it.
Eat Less Meat: Did you know that a typical steak dinner for two requires about 4,000 gallons (15,000 liters) of water? And Americans consume more meat today than they did 30 years ago, which is one reason water for livestock has become one of the greatest factors for increased water consumption in this country.
Know the Facts: Unfortunately, most people in the United States are simply unaware of how much of the world lacks clean, dependable water. According to the U.N. 85 percent of world population lives in the drier areas of the planet where water is in short supply and nearly 800 million do not have access to clean water.
Wash Your Hands Right the First Time: Some studies have found that many people wash their hands very quickly, and then before they eat, wash their hands again, to make sure they are clean. If you wash your hands right the first time – for about 15 seconds with soap and water – in many cases you can forgo the second wash.
Give for Water: According to a 2015 study by WaterAid America, one in five babies around the world dies during its first month of life due to lack of clean water. Further, they found that 35 percent of the lower-income countries around the world lack soap and water for proper handwashing. The result is death and disease.
Try Not to Flush: In the late 1970s, a little jingle on the mouths of millions of Californians was “if it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” That jingle helped the state get through one of its worst droughts in history. But we can take that a step further today. Why do we need urinals that use 35,000 gallons of water per year just to flush the “yellow” down? This can be eliminated by using no-water urinal systems. They are clean, sanitary, hygienic, and water efficient.
Make a Pledge: Celebrate World Water Day every day by making a pledge to be aware of your water consumption and take steps to reduce it. Pledges work because once you try it, you quickly learn how easy it is to save water.
For more information on World Water Day 2017, ways to reduce water consumption, and honor World Water Day, call a Waterless Co representative at 800-244-6364.
Because we are finally starting to think more about water—and ways to use it more efficiently—Waterless Co., manufacturer of no-water urinal systems, presents the following water trivia.
These are subjects most of us have wondered about at one time or another. Hopefully, the following brings some understanding:
· In the U.S., planners assume we will each use at least 70 gallons of water per day in the home and 35 gallons per day in the office.
· The average household uses about 300 gallons of water per day; 70 percent is used indoors and 30 percent is used outdoors.
· In urban areas, 75 percent of all water is used in homes.
· In the home, roughly 60 percent of all water is used to flush toilets, and to run showers and faucets.
· In an office, 40 percent of all water is used in restrooms, mostly for toilets and traditional urinals.
· The average American uses 9,000 gallons of water annually to flush 230 gallons of waste.
· Water wasted due to leaks totals about one trillion gallons annually in the U.S.
· New studies indicate that one waterless urinal saves 30,000 to 45,000 gallons of water per year, sometimes more depending on where it is installed.
· As to where the urine goes when using a no-water urinal, it flows below the trap/cylinder at the base of the urinal into a “U” tube to block odors; as it accumulates, it flows down a standard sewer pipe.
· A top-loading washing machine uses 30 gallons of water per wash.
· A front-loading washing machine uses 10 gallons of water per wash.
· It takes energy to deliver water. A faucet running for five minutes uses about as much energy as a 60-watt light bulb that has been turned on for 14 hours.
· Our peak year for water consumption in the U.S. was 1980 in which we used 440 billion gallons of water per day (BGD); by 2010 that declined to 350 BGD, due to water efficiency measures and new technologies.
· Water consumption increases with our incomes; a household making $150,000 annually will use about 30 percent more water than a household making $75,000 per year.
Note: Sources include The Water Footprint Network and the EPA’s WaterSense Program; all numbers are averages and can vary due to a variety of reasons.
Waterless Co. Inc. has established a well-respected reputation as being an innovative manufacturer of no-water urinal systems. Based in Vista, Ca, the 25 year-old company is the oldest manufacturer of waterless urinals in North America. The company’ manufacturers a full line of Waterless No-Flush urinals, cleaning liquids, and cost saving accessories. Visit: www.waterless.com