As the title says, I have been intrigued by a toilet. What has become of me?
The other day, as I ever-so-graciously tinkled in a Los Angeles restaurant restroom, I noticed the sound of water was absent. At first, in all honesty, I thought I was missing the toilet (yes, I’m a man), but realized the toilet was one of the new waterless urinals, which induced a few ohhh’s and ahhh’s on my part. I’ve always been the type of person to hate flushing the toilet in public after peeing (too much information, I know, sorry) because odd, fanatical calculations would run though my head. For example, if each flush downs 1.6 gallons of water, and 25 people use the toilet in an hour, for 10 hours a day, 400 gallons are wasted per day or 2,800 gallons per week. Waterless urinals truly solve this issue.
Not only do waterless toilets and urinals reduce the amount of water consumed, they reduce sewage and maintenance costs. In this day and age, with the environment deteriorating and the economy going down the toilet (a waterless toilet of course), why not invest in waterless urinals/toilets for your home or business? You will save money and preserve the environment at the same time.
Lastly, aside from being eco-friendly, waterless urinals are more sanitary than conventional touch-and-flush urinals. Touching a button to flush the toilet is eliminated, so physical contact is minimized. Additionally, bacteria propogate more easily in water and by eliminating water, the amount of bacteria present is significantly reduced.
Lesson for the day — get a waterless toilet or do your “business” where one is present. 🙂