(Published in "Principals Today" Term 1, 2002)
WATER AND WASTEWATER CHARGES
table above shows clearly the money saved in the first 24
months that the Waterless Urinals were in use, at a co-ed
college to the eastern suburbs of Auckland, even with the
increase in water and wastewater charges in that period.
The savings generated paid for the initial cost of the Waterless
Urinals, that were purchased in 1999.
WATER AND MONEY
the year 2000 the drought in Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Canterbury
has demonstrated that New Zealand can no longer take a plentiful
supply of water for granted.
if the scientists are correct about changing climatic conditions,
water shortages will increasingly become a grim fact of life
in this country. And any remedies to impose and increasing
financial burden-the Waikato pipeline is a prime example.
we can no longer realistically expect water to remain a subsidized
commodity. All of which means local authorities must look at
ways of encouraging their communities to conserve water.
that millions of liters of potable water are being flushed
in toilets throughout New Zealand every day, this would be
a good place to start. A truly effective and water saving method
is provided by Waterless Urinal System. Over the past four
and half years, local authorities schools along with restaurants
and hotels through Australasia, have installed these Waterless
recognise the environmental advantages and the positive
effect it has on reducing both water consumption, and the
impact on sewage treatment plants.
is a table showing the savings obtained utilizing Waterless
Urinal at a co-ed College in the eastern suburbs in Auckland.
school has two blocks of male toilets, one with six Waterless
Urinals, installed at the beginning of 1999, and one six stall
trough type stainless steel urinal. Also there is one WC in
the gym for male use.
figures quoted, were obtained from the Business Manager, and
were taken from the school's annual accounts. The annual cost
for replacement cartridges, for the Waterless Urinals is $480.
Metro Water increased their wastewater charges by 20.49% and