The city of Mission Viejo has stepped up its ongoing water conservation efforts by converting all city park restroom urinals to waterless flush – a move that will save Mission Viejo thousands of gallons of water per year.
No-flush urinals work completely without water or flush valves. They eliminate energy costs associated with pumping water to and from the fixture. According to manufacturer studies, by replacing the urinal from 1.5 gallons per flush to the waterless urinals with the average use of 26 flushes per day, each urinal is saving more than 14,000 gallons of water a year.
This city has retrofitted 13 urinals in all of its nine park restrooms. Using the conservative 26 flushes a day, more than 182,000 gallons of drinkable water will be saved annually. Plus, those savings can easily double on weekends during Little League and soccer seasons.