two waterless urinals

Contributed By Waterless Co.

Recent studies have indicated that the market for no-water or waterless urinals is expected to grow considerably during the next 10 years. However, what these reports do not indicate is why the market for these products will be increasing. To address this, Transparency Market Research, a global market intelligence company, recently suggested that one of the key reasons is greater awareness of these products.

“In developing countries, especially in Asia and India, the reports say the technology is still relatively new,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO, and founder of Waterless Co.,Inc. “But, in recent years, an alarming scarcity of water [in these areas] means that no-water urinals are now in high demand.”

The Transparency Market Research report found that in addition to saving water, and addressing water challenges around the globe, there are other reasons for the growing interest in waterless urinals:

- The products, now made by several manufacturers, are environmentally friendly.

- Codes and regulations that did not permit the installation of no-water urinals are being eliminated in many parts of the world.

- Facilities seeking LEED certification — stadiums, public transits, academic campuses and malls — are selecting them to help earn necessary water credits. 

- Water, sewer and maintenance costs are going up around the world, as is the price for water.

- Switching to waterless urinals helps water utility companies reduce power needs, as electrical energy is used to deliver, remove, and treat water. 

- Building owners and managers are adopting them because it shows tenants and future tenants what steps they are taking to promote sustainability.

- Several governments around the globe are adopting “stringent rules” requiring facilities to reduce water usage.

 “We should add there is a psychological factor as well,” says Reichardt. “When we first introduced them 30 years ago, men did not know what they were or how to use them. That’s all gone now. Waterless urinals are commonplace in many parts of the world.”