October 10, 2008, Newsletter Issue #136: Waterless Urinals Save Money On Construction And Maintenance Costs

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On average, the maintenance of a waterless urinal is $1 per 1000 uses, compared with at least $2 per 1000 flushes for a 1-gallon flush urinal. Not only do waterless urinals save water, but installing them during new construction saves the cost of installing a water feed line and flush valves. Even retrofitting a public restroom with waterless urinals saves money on maintenance in several areas, including the following:

Water overuseOverflows and leaksUrinal screens and deodorizersBlockages and waste line cleaningFlush valve repairs Current business research shows that retrofitting a public restroom with waterless urinals will pay for itself in 1-3 years.

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