During a visit to the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada last month, I came across a urinal in the washroom at the interpretive centre I’d never seen before. I’d initially noticed its shape, but soon realized the only plumbing attached to the fixture was a drain; there was no water supply to flush the waste.
|Waterless urinal from Zurn|
What makes this system work is an environmentally friendly sealant that is applied to the vitreous china fixture. The sealant disinfects and protects and maintains an odour-free (I can verify this!) urinal. I'll admit my initial apprehension towards this system is still there, even if in a diminished capacity. But in an environment where water is scarce, it is a perfect solution.