What are they?
Waterless urinals do not use water to maintain cleanliness and freshness. There are various types of urinal that work in different ways.
Advantages / Disadvantages
Significant water savings can be achieved.
Special cleaning processes are required for effective and odour-free operation.
There can be a significant reduction in water consumption if all urinals in a building are waterless.
Waterless urinals reduce water supply and waste water bills which will offset any additional maintenance costs.
Retrofit / improvement opportunities
Waterless urinals are straightforward to retrofit.
All building types.
Floor plate implications
None, provided correct cleaning procedures are followed
Specific cleaning procedures are required. Use of normal urinal cleaning procedures on waterless urinals is a common cause of problems in operation.
Typically depicted with a marketing sticker on the urinal given the innovative nature of these fittings. Fittings also have a a larger than usual drain hole and of course have no flush water connection.
Questions to ask
Are waterless urinals fitted in the building?