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WaterSense to Label Flushing Urinals

WaterSense specifications for flushing urinals, make WaterSense  labeled products available for use in commercial and institutional restrooms.

WaterSense labeled urinals have the potential to help save businesses and institutions water and money on utility bills.

If all urinals installed before 1994 were replaced with WaterSense labeled models, it would save nearly 36 billion gallons of water annually--equal to the flow over Niagara Falls in 20 hours.


Half-gallon Flush Limits

To earn the WaterSense label, urinals must flush using no more than half a gallon, well below the current federal standard of 1.0 gallon per flush (gpf). Older models installed before regulations were in place can use even more water--as much as 5.0 gpf.

As with all WaterSense labeled products, urinals must undergo independent, third-party testing and certification before earning the WaterSense label.

Schools, restaurants, offices, and commercial buildings

Schools, restaurants, businesses, and other commercial buildings can benefit from the financial savings of WaterSense labeled urinals.

If a high school of 1,000 students replaced its inefficient urinals, for example, it could save enough to supply water for nearly 700 households.

EPA estimates that there are about 12 million urinals currently in use in the United States, and up to 65 percent of them are inefficient models that use significantly more than the federal standard. For every inefficient urinal replaced with a WaterSense labeled model, 4,600 gallons are saved annually. Learn more about the WaterSense specification for flushing urinals.


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 10/12/2009
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