FAQs About Waterless Urinals

With a billion-plus population, water management is a far greater challenge in India compared to other countries in the world. According to a NITI Aayog report, 75% of households do not have access to clean drinking water, and 84% of households in rural areas lack safe piped water for use. Thus, water conservation measures are essential to ensure water is available in the future. One of the ways to achieve this objective is to use waterless urinals.

According to ENVIS Centre on Hygiene, Sanitation, Sewage Treatment Systems and Technology, a conventional urinal in India requires an average of 3-5 litres of water per flush. It means a large portion of water supplied to households, commercial establishments and industries is flushed down the toilet. Waterless urinals can help to save approximately 56,800 litres to 1,70,000 litres of water per urinal every year.

Organica Biotech is one of the leading companies with advanced solutions for waterless urinals which helps in conserving water in the process. The OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program is an effective, simple and environment-friendly method to boost the performance of waterless urinals and save water in the process.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs About Waterless Urinals
As the necessity of waterless urinals grow in India, here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding it and Organica Biotech’s waterless urinals solution.

What are waterless urinals?
Water urinals, as the name indicates, do not require water to flush the urine. Different types of waterless urinals are available in the market, which works on different principles and uses different mechanisms.

What are the benefits of waterless urinals?
Besides the obvious benefit of saving water, waterless urinals have several advantages.

Low Maintenance– Since waterless urinals do not have moving parts, flush valves or sensors, it has no clogging problem or repair requirements. Thus, it has low maintenance issues, which also helps in saving money on professional plumbing services frequently required in traditional urinals.

Odour Issues– Odour trapping mechanisms, microbial degradation of urine deposits are some of the ways deployed to deal with odour issues. Thus, waterless urinals substantially reduce and prevent bad odours in washrooms.

Environment-friendly– Since no water is used in waterless urinals, no further wastewater treatment is required, which makes it an environment-friendly solution.

What are the existing solutions in the market?
Generally, flush free urinals, made of porcelain or vitreous china, are designed similar to conventional urinals. Urinals such as waterless urinal pots use an integrated-trap design containing sealant oil or liquid sealer, which has less density than the urine. Thus, urine passes through the sealant oil, and the liquid prevents odour. Waterless Urinal Retro-Fit and Urinal Biological Blocks are other existing solutions.

Do these Urinals have drawbacks?
Yes, the urinals discussed above have many drawbacks. Some of them include:

  • High part-replacement cost
  • Odour from urinal walls is a major challenge
  • Drain pipe blocks
  • Regular maintenance required
  • Hardware changes may be required
  • Consumables may need change

Which is the best Waterless Urinals Solution?
A lot of innovations have been happening in this field. Many products and solutions are now developed to keep up the performance of waterless urinals and conserve water. The OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program from Organica Biotech is one of the best solutions.

What is the OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program?
OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program consists of Washroom Cleaner & Odour Eliminator, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, FlushFree Urinal Spray and Urinal Drain Cleaner. These different natural enzyme-based cleaners combine to provide a waterless, and at the same time, hygienic and fresh experience of using urinals.

How does it work?
These products contain a consortium of active enzymes, which help in the degradation of uric acid deposits, thereby keeping the drains clog-free. Moreover, it prevents the formation of foul-smelling by-products of urine. Another highlight of this program is that the product range helps in cleaning urine deposits in and around areas of the urinal, which include cistern, drain pipes and floor. In addition, it prevents reverse gas back flow from the drain.

Does it require any hardware change?
No hardware change is required to use this program.

Can the existing urinal be turned into a waterless urinal?
Yes. You should disconnect the water supply to the urinal bowl and start implementing the OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care program.

Are there any other measures to be taken before its use?
Besides stopping water, check and repair water leakage, water clogging, urinal pipes leak, ventilation for best results.

What are the benefits of the OB Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program?

Benefits include:

  • Helps in saving water
  • Eliminates foul odour
  • No hardware change required
  • No repairs required
  • No part-replacement required
  • Environment-friendly as it is a natural plant and enzyme-based solution
  • Biodegradable
  • Drain line choke free

Where can the waterless urinal program be used?
The waterless urinal program can be used anywhere. It is perfect for high usage areas such as corporate offices, malls, schools, colleges, institutions, auditoriums, party halls, factories etc.

For more details regarding Care FlushFree Urinal Care Program, contact us at any time.

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