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Waterless urinals installed for water and cost savings

December 5, 2011

VISTA, CA — A survey conducted in late October 2011 asked facility managers a variety of questions regarding no-water or waterless urinal systems, according to a press release.

Forty-two managers who have waterless urinals installed in their buildings completed the survey; most manage office buildings, while the others are responsible for universities and colleges, the release stated.

According to the release, the majority of the respondents (57 percent) indicated they have 10 or fewer no-water urinal systems; this was followed by managers with 10 to 50 systems (29 percent); and 14 percent responded that they have more than 100 waterless systems installed in their facilities.

The key reasons for installing waterless urinal systems included:
• Saving water and costs: 57 percent
• Trying to improve restroom hygiene: 14 percent
• Reducing restroom maintenance time and related costs: 14 percent.

"One of the things we were glad to see was that the overwhelming majority indicated their custodial workers were taught how to clean and maintain the waterless systems," said Klaus Reinhardt, founder and president of Waterless Company LLC.

"Although it is not much different than cleaning traditional urinal systems, training is essential to ensure the systems work properly," Reinhardt added.

Click here to read the complete release.