Usually, the first savings facility owners realize when swapping out traditional urinals for waterless ones is how less expensive they are to install. This is because there are fewer installation requirements for waterless urinals.

Because waterless urinals do not use water, none of the normal plumbing hardware — water hook-ups, flush handles and sensory devices — are required. Although waterless urinals do require plumbing for drainage, this is a relatively minor part of the cost of installation.

The cost of pumping water to and through a facility can be expensive. This cost is initially paid by local water departments, but ultimately, facility owners, renters, and taxpayers must foot the bill. In the U.S., it is estimated that it can cost anywhere from $.80 to $2 per gallon of water to be delivered to a facility, used, and then drained away.