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June 04, 2013
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Survey Looks at Restroom Inclinations

VISTA, CA — A May 2013 survey found that 41 percent of men would use a private women’s restroom if the private men’s restroom were occupied.

However, a much larger number, 54 percent of women, said they would use a men’s restroom if the situation were reversed.

These are two of the findings of a survey conducted by AlturaSolutions Communications, a Chicago-based marketing and communications firm, for Waterless Co., a leading manufacturer of no-water urinals.

As of May 21, 2013, 106 people, mostly connected to the professional building and cleaning industries, answered all or most of the questions on the survey.

As to using a unisex restroom, where men and women share the same restroom, 64 percent of those polled said it was not an issue for them.

“This high acceptance of unisex restrooms is similar to what other surveys have found,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. “However, [surveys also find that] many women are adamant [that] they want separate restrooms for privacy reasons, and many men strongly prefer using urinals when using a public restroom.”

Another question asked what types of restrooms the respondents would avoid using. These were the results:

•    Gas station restrooms, 34 percent
•    Train or bus station restrooms, 18 percent
•    Restrooms in sports centers/stadiums, 11 percent
•    Restrooms in retail stores, 2 percent
•    Airport restrooms, 2 percent
•    Movie theater restrooms, 0 percent

On another question, 23 percent said they would not avoid any public restrooms anywhere, but more than 40 percent said they would avoid a busy restroom if possible.

Notes on the survey: This is for informational purposes only; this is not a scientific survey.

All percentages are rounded up and may not necessarily equal 100.

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Klaus Reichardt is founder and CEO of Waterless®, Co., Inc., manufacturer of No-Flush Urinals, Vista, Calif. Reichardt founded the company in 1991 with the goal to establish a new market segment in the plumbing fixture industry with water conservation in mind. Reichardt is a frequent writer and presenter, discussing water conservation issues.  He can be reached at

About Waterless
Waterless® Co. Inc. has established a reputation as an innovative manufacturer, serving the building, plumbing, and janitorial industry for over 20 years. Based in Vista, Ca, Waterless Co. offers quality, innovation and expertise in water conservation and high efficiency products for building owners with a full line of Waterless No-Flush urinals, cleaning liquids, and cost saving accessories. Visit:

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