I was recently at a store where they had a unusual looking urinal. Above
it was a sign that read, "Waterless Urinal" and it went on to say "safe
for the environment". There was no flush handle and it did not flush
automatically after I used it. (Obviously it cant flush without water).
So, how does it work? Has anyone else seen one of these?
On 6/29/16 1:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They are all over the place in the Keys. Basically, you piss, it goes
down the drain and that is that.
This is a fairly good discussion.
On 6/29/2016 1:38 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Simple really. The drain pipe goes through the wall just as regular
ones, but for the waterless it goes outside to the lawn. Keeps the
weeds down. More sophisticated models in cities run the drain pipe to a
fire hydrant where local dogs get blamed for the wet spots.
Your own back yard can be designated a waterless urinal too. You just
get a permit for $5. I can handles that for you.
If you actually wanted to know, you could have typed it
into Google and the first hit would have told you.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:26:10 PM UTC-4, urinal cake advocate wrote:
My friend once took her grandmother to a event that had porta-potties.
Grandma had never used one before. After using the facilities she came
out and announced "That wasn't so bad. They even have a place to put
On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:29:37 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
I've used two, one at a park miles from nowhere and one in the middle
of Towson, Md, a bustling suburb of Baltimore. at a Microcenter store.
Neither smelled at all, and the smell of porta-potties has nothing to
with it. That's what makes waterless urinals a big advance over
Although porta-potties too smell far far better than they did 50 years
ago. It's quite amazing.
I was at an event recently and all th porta potties had signs on them
that said something like "We save (number) million gallons of water
yearly". I got to thinking about that..... It sounds like one of those
claims intended to "appeal" to the public, who are concerned about the
environment. (which is a popular thing these days).
Then I thought about the method they use.
First off, those chemicals contain water.
Second, what is that blue stuff? Meaning, how harmful is that chemical,
and what effect does it have on the environment? Where does that blue
stuff go after the porta-potties are emptied? Does it break down, or
does it contaminate clean water or soil?
I dont know enough about those chemicals, but I feel they are a lot more
dangerous to the environment than simply using water to wash down the
poop and urine.
And, getting back to the "waterless urinals"....
Since they use OIL, it seems to me that mixing oil with water is
definately not an environmentally safe practice....
In all honesty, the safest method to dispose of human waste, is the old
fashioned "outhouse". In other words, just dig a hole and let the waste
go back to the earth.....
Of course most people can not have outhouses, especially in the cities,
so there seems to be little alternatives, than to use water.
One thing that most people dont realize is that places like California,
water is a shortage, and they really do need to conserve it. But there
are many places in the country that have plenty water, and having that
backyard septic system is no problem at all.
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