One of the most controversial “revolutions” over the past decade has been the waterless urinal. These arrived on the scene in the mid-2000s to a lot of conflicting opinions. Over the past 10-15 years, we have seen an increasing level of implementation. This does not come without growing pains.
There is the simple fact that urine will dry on and produce a foul odour. The cure is cleaning with water and cleaning chemicals at regular intervals. Further to this many everyday liquids will lower the effectiveness of the cartridges. This further reduces the lifespan and efficiency of the consumables. These cartridges end up in landfill leeching chemicals into the environment for decades to come. With so many factors at play it is very hard to estimate number of uses leading to under or over estimates. These can affect budgets and the environment.
It is possible to experience a large cut in water consumption, and remain environmentally friendly, by employing a water management system. Adopting both our Bio-P low water pods and scented urinal screens in your facilities will cut water consumption by up to 90 percent. Measured, timed, flushes ensure the bowl remains free of dried urine, stopping the associated smell. This allows your business to save money by switching to longer cleaning intervals.
With both Bio-P and the associated cleaning solution being enzyme based everything arrives at the water treatment plant in an environmentally friendly and easy clean state. The best news from this solution is the ability to retro-fit providing near instant implementation even in the most ground-breaking of urinal solutions.
Yes, we’re talking about the female urinal. There have been plenty of businesses attempting to make this new growth market work. Both sides of the equation are keen to see success with queues of ladies dreaming of the perfect solution. Perhaps Lapee, the newest addition from Denmark, has the answers? Designed with public convenience and safety at its core, the Lapee is a multi-user unit. They have designed it to place the woman’s head at standing head height, able to see the surrounding environment whilst enjoying total privacy in the unit. With convenient locations for hand-bags, tissues and more designed into the unit, it might just be the answer to those horrific queues that plague large events. Whether this unit is the one that makes this new market explode or not what we have learned is that the innovation keeps coming. One day this will be a standard facility and we will have a solution to legendary ladies toilet queues!
With no attempt at a segue I bring you to the punch-line. How does any of this prove that size matters? Just one of those wonderful stories that I stumbled across. One viral marketing aware individual in Southern Thailand created a social experiment in an Esso service station’s toilets. They placed S, M, L, XL and XXL signs above a set of urinals and then surveyed users. Most men came out smiling having use the XL or XXL urinals with foreign clients almost all using the XXL unit. Whatever the outcome of this little survey you can only imagine that this ESSO service station has seen an increase in users and turnover. There was no comment as to their chosen urinal management system.
What are your thoughts on the future of urinal technology? How will the female urinal finally become mainstream? How did I write this article and only use the term “mainstream” right at the end? For answers to these questions and better solutions for your washroom solutions give Zenith Washroom Solutions a call or fill in our form to get your query flowing.