Why Install Waterless Urinals?

The waterless urinal is one of those rare products that save money and time while conserving natural resources. The savings for individual facilities can be significant, and the accumulative savings around the world is huge even though less than 1 percent of urinals are waterless.

But as well as saving water and energy, Waterless urinals create more hygienic, odour-free washrooms.

Economic Benefits Using water to dispose of urine (which is 97% water) makes no economic sense, particularly as the supply of available fresh water decreases. Waterless urinals save in three important ways:

1. No Flushing Mechanism reduces the Purchase Price: Because they have no flushing mechanism, Waterless urinals are cheaper to purchase and install. All you need is a drainage outlet, approximately 1 hour for the actual installation and 3 to 5 minutes to install the waterless cartridge.

2. Reduced Energy Costs: No water means you save 100 percent in water charges and reduced sewage charges – both of which are on the rise. Waterless urinals also eliminate the energy costs associated with pumping water to and from the fixture, as well as, the energy necessary to treat approximately 33,000 gallons of diluted urine per fixture per year.

3. Reduced Maintenance Costs: Maintenance for a Relcross Waterless urinal amounts to periodic changing of the touch free waterless urinal cartridge and the same standard clean up associated with traditional urinals. No flush means no stuck or broken valves and since no hard water runs through the sewage lines they remain free of calcification. This means reduced costs associated with pipe cleaning. Cleaning is also faster as there is no need to scrub minerals left behind by water.

Environmental Benefits Roughly 5% of the world's fresh water is used to carry away urine

On average each Relcross Waterless urinal saves 33,000 gallons (150,000 litres) or more of fresh water per year.


Hygiene Benefits Washrooms are more hygienic with waterless urinals for two reasons:

1. Touch Free: Unlike flush urinals, Relcross Waterless urinals are touch-free, which virtually eliminates the spread of bacteria.

2. Lower bacteria levels: Without flushing water, there are no bacteria-spreading flush plumes with waterless urinals. This means that the area around waterless urinals and the entire washroom is cleaner and more hygienic.

User Benefits Reduce Washroom Odours

Relcross Waterless urinals also reduce washroom odours by locking urine into the waterless patented urinal cartridge. The cartridge's airtight seal combined with the liquid sealant is estimated to be 500-times more effective than conventional P-traps.