With sustainability continuing to be a dominant focus in building design and management, one of the major areas receiving attention is plumbing and plumbing systems. Water is not always an abundant resource, especially in states that frequently experience droughts. When designing a truly sustainable building, it’s essential to factor in a building’s water usage.

Imagine a large public building – perhaps a courthouse or a sports stadium. With the large volume of daily traffic through the building and its restrooms, thousands of gallons of water are used in service of flushing. This is unavoidable for the toilets in women’s and men’s restrooms, since waterless alternatives are not available. But for urinals, waterless options DO exist. Here are some reasons why waterless urinals might be a good fit for your facility:

Unfortunately, not every jurisdiction permits the installation of waterless urinals. According to Facilitiesnet, the International Plumbing Code (IPC) “requires all plumbing fixtures to have a water supply, when required for proper operation, and that water provides the trap seal.”

It is important for building managers to check with local officials before replacing standard urinals to determine whether waterless urinals are code compliant. If you make the decision to upgrade to waterless or are looking for supplies to maintain your waterfree urinals, www.shopmarketnet.com has you covered! We stock premium cartridges from Sloan and Falcon. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 866.700.CLEAN (2532) to learn more.