|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
University of South Florida
Tier2-1: Waterless Urinals
Office of Sustainability
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USF has considered waterless urinals and made a conscious decision to not use them for following reasons:
1. Operation of waterless urinals requires additional energy consumption, creating pollution and a larger carbon foot print.
2. Manufacture of replacement cartridges is a high energy consuming process using oil and plastics; it creates pollution and larger carbon foot print.
3. Disposal of the cartridges requires land fill or incineration that causes pollution on land or in air.
4. Purchase and replacement of cartridges is a much higher cost alternative than using water.
5. Sanitary water is used by the City of Tampa to produce ‘recycled gray water’ for irrigation elsewhere in the city – a sustainable alternative.
6. Based on USF’s cost of well water, there is no economic benefit (no payback) and all the negative implications related to the waterless urinals.
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