Skip to comments.Students step over 'rivers of urine' after green bathrooms plan... and it will cost $500,000 to fix
Posted on 01/31/2012 6:35:00 AM PST by C19fan
Students at a high school in Boca Raton, Florida, must step over rivers of urine and endure the stench of rancid waste after a plan to bring 'green' waterless urinals into bathrooms backfired. School officials at Spanish River High School thought they had found an environmentally-friendly, cost-saving solution for their bathrooms when they installed Falcon Waterfree urinals in their boys bathrooms.
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To replace those stinking cartridges for times a year, I’m certain the district is probably paying janitors close to $100K. I have long thought that all the restrooms in the US Capitol and Congressional offices be replaced with these green technologies especially composting toilets (a new take on the old outhouse). If members of Congress had to put up with the stench and unsanitary conditions they wouldn’t be so quick to mandate that stuff for the rest of us. Ditto for every light bulb in Congressional offices be immediately replaced with a CFL.
Used condoms, whatever the kids have on hand.
All one needs is a used empty coffee can or similar, some stones, and a little water. Place can in convenient place - nail to wall for example - drop in small stones, add enough water to cover the stones by one inch. Done. Just dip left hand into can when finished and wipe, repeat until certain area clean.
When stones covered, just empty out nearest window and refill can.
No need to go back to 7th Century, just go to any Muslim nation today to see this wonderful environmentally green invention in action.
Simple fix. Dont let the kids drink pop and especially those highly caffeinated energy drinks. Then, tell them to hold it until they get home. Or, just go to McDonalds and use their facilities. Simple. KISS.
The rain in Spain means staining from the drain.
'We're really concerned because we don't think it's a sanitary place for our children to be,' Mara Shapiro, president of the school's PTA told the Sun-Sentinel.
If these were a private citizens and common parents, the children would be immediately removed from their "negligent" and "abusive" parents and placed in foster care.
So?....Is this school still open? How long did it remain open once the problem was discovered? Have the teachers and principal be charged with child abuse and neglect for forcing children to endure such unsanitary conditions? ( Just wondering)
Isn't it time that we held teachers and principals to the **SAME** standards that are applied to common parents and citizens regarding the treatment of children in their care? Oh well!....Down on the Animal Farm teachers and principals live in the farmer's house. Parents and citizens get the barn.
The cost of fixing this should come out of the salaries of those who approved it in the first place.
‘The girls had to step over a river of urine. I could smell it as soon as I walked into the hallway.’
I’m missing something here. Can’t they just use a commode and flush it down?
There's a lot of that going on lately.
It's almost as though the continent were crawling with British reporters, while our mediots are busy helping out with the Obama campaign.
It is not at all clear that this school district provided waterless urinals only for the boys.
Public buildings were outfitted with fluorescent lighting systems nearly 70 years ago. The only serious use of incandescent bulbs was in private homes. That’s why replacing 100% of them will not show an appreciable savings in energy ~ it was just hype.
OK, you’ve done it. You’ve made me show my ignorance. What does “TMI” mean?
That, is a good one.
TMI too much information
**Whatever happened to pissant**
Got banned for making an obscene remark about Gov Palin.
Poor pissant. Such sound and fury - signifying nothing.
Copper drain pipes. I guess they could recycle those now.
The urinals actually work. They are used successfully. But apparently not anywhere that uses metal drains — most all drains are PVC now.
The question that will probably end up in court — who is responsible for not realizing the drains were made of copper, the school or the toilet manufacturer.
If the toilet specifications don’t make clear that the drains need to be plastic, that could be a bad thing for the manufacturer.
These toilets are more useful in places where you don’t have readily accessible running water.
BTW, since they still had flush toilets, it is interesting that the water from those toilets wasn’t sufficient to wash down the urine. It could be that in addition to copper pipes, that the piping was not installed correctly and had low spots where fluids could build up.
No one expected the Spanish River Evacuation...
Del Boca Piss-ta.
If you care to get good U.S. news you can get it from Canadian sources too.
As for the U.S. media? uggh.
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