Skip to comments.Calif. agency gives waterless urinals the flush
Posted on 02/23/2010 10:23:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- A state agency in charge of environmental regulation has flushed its six-year experiment with waterless urinals.
According to California Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Lindsay VanLaningham, the agency has removed all 56 waterless urinals at its 25-story headquarters in downtown Sacramento.
But VanLaningham says CalEPA has received hundreds of complaints over the years about foul odors and wet floors. Maintenance costs also grew high.
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Ha! Back in the day, the Indy 500 infield heads had troughs. Got a picture one year of a line of guys around the outside of the building peeing on it. A Sheriff's Deputy came by to hassle them over it until one guy pointed to the door and bid him go in and see. He came out and left. There must have been at least 6 inches of.... whatever floating in there.
My guess is that the floors are wet because users are peeing on it.
Evidence of very poor aim.
I wonder why they use copper instead of cast iron, I have pulled copper drains out of old buildings but I did not know that it was required anywhere.
I tried to call some commercial plumbers in Chicago but couldn’t find the names of any, the service guy that I spoke to is in the suburbs and doesn’t keep up with that kind of thing.
Many years ago in some old part of Mexico, I was in a bar where the entire length of the bar had an open, tiled urinal as it's base.
You of course stood at the bar, they did not have stools.
The janitor is supposed to do a quick spray and wipe off the porcelain every night. Even regular urinals don't wash off the entire surface, some that are adjusted too low barely wash the surface at all.
The other thing is, if they do not replace the barrier cartridge on schedule, then of course it loses it's effectiveness.
They are plumbed in urinals with no water going to them, what drips?
one can only imagine 6 yrs to find the experiment with urine stench a failure...prolly hafta nuke the building and start over to get the odor out...
both or yer posts beg for the vid of ‘urinal surfing’...
I curse every time my ‘Ralph Nader’ toilet at home clogs up due to insufficent flushing power. Every thing liberals touch turns to dreck.
Just repeating what I read in an article posted on FR last week. You could probably find it in Search.
Gee, when I was a kid everyone had waterless toilets, of course we didn't keep them in the house. Times change I guess :)
Okay, so how is it the toilet vendors’ fault that CalEPA’s guys can’t hit the bowl?
I saw the article mentioning the copper, I still wonder about it all, like where the copper starts and ends, that is why I was hoping to get some information from a local contractor.
Around the nation are many “waterless” toilets where the owner simply turned off the leaking supply valve rather than have it repaired, the difference would be that they have no sealed barrier between them and the sewer system.
Well of course. You don't want stools laying all over the floor...... sheesh.
Plus, most men would have to get off the stool to urinate from the standing position rather than merely unzip with one hand without having to move.
In France I saw urinals in corners in bars, just outside the door of the bathroom but still open to the public’s view
LOL... sorry, you missed the pun.
That's indecent exposure here in Kali.
If he was...he is indeed "all wet"!
We truly have become a society of sissy's...
LOL too funny.....In texas we call them trees....
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