Only recently, the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York made it public news that it is to install waterfree urinals all throughout its campus.
The urinals are provided by Falcon Waterfree Technologies, a company whose working agenda mainly revolves around promoting technologies which help conserve the Earth's natural resources, especially fresh water.
Company representatives claim that, once all of these waterfree urinals are up and running, the Bard College will save about 500,000 gallons (1,893 cubic meters) of water on a yearly basis.
Needless to say, this will help cut down on this educational facility's ecological footprint and will also reduce maintenance costs.
As well as this, the Bard College will cut down on the amounts of electricity it needs to burn in order to go through its daily routine, simply because energy will no longer be spent on sourcing, transporting and treating the water used by its sanitation system.
"Each Falcon Waterfree urinal saves 100% of the water flowing through traditional flush urinals, and therefore, 100% of the water charges. There is very little maintenance cost on a waterless urinal, as there are no moving parts and no flushometer,” reads the Falcon Waterfree Technologies' official website.
Furthermore, “Free of hard water, drain lines remain free of calcification. The only maintenance is an easy replacement of the waterless urinal cartridge, a process that takes less than 5 minutes.”
Environmental Leader informs us that the staff employed at the Bard College agrees that these waterfree urinals are much easier to clean when compared to traditional ones, and that they are virtually odorless.
According to the same source, the Bard College is also making significant progress in terms of recycling whatever waste gets produced throughout its campus, and as of recently it is also trying to cut down on its bottled water deliveries.
Interestingly enough, the Abode Systems headquarters and the US Green Building Council are both proud owners of such waterfree urinals.