Environmentally-sensitive Urinals Hit The U.S.

From Chicago to Seattle, government facilities are switching to water-free urinals to conserve water and energy.
June 19, 2005, 5am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"Although water-free urinals have been around for many years in Europe, the technology is still relatively new in the U.S. "I know people who have been in the jansan industry for years and still have either never heard of them or have no idea how they work," says Bruce Fleisher, vice president of sales and marketing for Falcon Waterfree Technologies. He adds that this is understandable since only about 2% of the 20 million urinals in the United States are water-free.

According to Fleisher, water-free urinals are made from a nonstick, nonporous vitreous china or acrylic and include a Falcon-patented, funnel-shaped cartridge installed at the bottom of the urinal, which is connected to a drainpipe. 'They look just like any other standard urinal; they just don’t use water,' says Fleisher."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2005 in Greener Buildings
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