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City Switches to No-Flush Urinals

Using the conservative 26 flushes a day, the 13 urinals will save more than 182,000 gallons of drinkable water annually

The city of Mission Viejo has installed 13 no-flush urinals in park bathrooms throughout the city. Photo courtesy the city of Mission Viejo.
The city of Mission Viejo has installed 13 no-flush urinals in park bathrooms throughout the city. Photo courtesy the city of Mission Viejo.
From a city press release:

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. 

For more information about conserving water, visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org/green.
Eileen G. July 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM
I wish our local school districts would add these.
Desi Kiss July 15, 2014 at 01:48 AM
That may be a step in the right direction. How about providing restrooms @ our 53 City parks? Did you know that out of our 53 parks only 9 have restrooms? http://missionviejo.patch.com/groups/desi-kisss-blog/p/my-plan-to-add-20-new-cost-effective-public-restrooms-at-our-50-city-parks#.U1a_SaJUikQ.facebook

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