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  install a waterless urinal
No Freshwater pipes Saves Money, materials and labour on installation costs
No Flushing Mechanism Touch free hygienic operation
No mechanical or electrical parts No cost for flushing valve installation or repairs. No electrical or Infra red timers
No water required No water costs
Reduces Waste Less waste is released into the treatment process
Fibre Glass or vitreous China construction. With a non-porus gel coat surface Durable and easy to handle for installation
Ease of cleaning Atomiser bottle with biodegradable cleaner. Simply spray and wipe
Odourless Savings on air fresheners and perfumed tables
Hygienic touch free operation

The superior hygiene properties of the Waterless Urinal are directly attributable to its unique design and non porous gel coated surface which is highly resistant to water deposits, urine accumulation and bacterial residue; and the fact that the Waterless Urinal requires no water for flushing. Urine in its natural form is sterile and only contains bacteria when water is added. This defies the common belief that the conventional water using urinals would be more hygienic then Waterless Urinals. A recent study by an independent German government agency, LGA (Landesgewerbeabstalt Bayern) found that using Waterless Urinal system reduces bacteria concentrations in the urinal bowel area dramatically when compared to the conventional water using urinals.

More specifically, LGA found bacteria concentrations levels of between 114.42 to 360.54 KBE/100cm2 inside the conventional water using urinal bowl areas, compared to .6 to 42.30 KBE/100m2 found inside the Waterless Urinal bowls indicating 63% to 99% reduction in bacteria concentrations. The report also displayed the advantages of touch free operation. As part of the process, LGA tested the flush handle and found that the handle contained 275.00KBE/100m2. The table below displays the results of the bacteria concentrations analysis performed by LGA, the study displays the testing of 2 conventional water using urinals, the flush valve handle and 4 waterless urinals all tested under normal conditions.

Types of urinal and Testing Method Results (KBE/ 100cm2)* Microbes Found
Urinal using water. Inner bowl - surface, before flushing 114.42 Bacteria, Fungus, Mould
Urinal using water. Inner bowl - corner & side walls, before flushing 218.00 Bacteria, Fungus, Mould
Urinal using water. Inner bowl - surface, after flushing 380.54 Bacteria, Fungus, Mould
Urinal using water Inner bowl - corner & side walls, after flushing 188.00 Bacteria, Fungus, Mould
Flush valve handle 275.00 Bacteria, Fungus, Mould
Urine 0 Sterile
Waterless Urinal No. 1, Not cleaned 0.6 Bacteria
Waterless Urinal No. 2, Not cleaned 18.00 Bacteria
Waterless Urinal No. 3, not cleaned 42.3 Bacteria
Waterless Urinal No. 4, not cleaned 6.00 Bacteria

* NOTE: KBE/ 100cm2 = thousand units of Bacteria per 100cm2
NB. An independent laboratory commissioned by the German Government in 1997/98 (Landesgewerbeabstalt Bayrn) provided all information in this chart.

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