Using water to dispose of urine (which is 97% water) makes no economic sense, particularly as the supply of available fresh water decreases. Waterless urinals save in three important ways:
1. No Flushing Mechanism - reduces the purchase price.
Because they have no flushing mechanism, waterless urinals are cheaper to purchase and install. All you need is a drainage outlet, approximately 1 hour for the actual installation and 3 to 5 minutes to install the waterless cartridge.
2. Reduced Energy Costs: No water means you save 100 per cent in water charges and reduced sewage charges – both of which are on the rise. Waterless urinals also eliminate the energy costs associated with pumping water to and from the fixture as well as the energy necessary to treat approximately 150,000 litres (33,000 gallons) of diluted urine per fixture per year.
3. Reduced Maintenance Costs: Maintenance for a Falcon waterless urinal amounts to periodic changing of the touch free waterless urinal cartridge and the same standard clean up associated with traditional urinals. No flush means no stuck or broken valves and since no hard water runs through the sewage lines they remain free of calcification. This means reduced costs associated with pipe cleaning. Cleaning is also faster as there is no need to scrub minerals left behind by water.
Washrooms are more hygienic with lower bacteria levels when waterless urinals are installed. Without flushing water, there are no bacteria-spreading flush plumes. This means that the area around the waterless urinals and the entire washroom is cleaner and more hygienic.