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Low-Flow Urinal


Description

Low-flow urinals are based upon the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) and use 1.0 or less gallons of water per flush (gpf). Relative to earlier fixture models (i.e. conventional fixtures), these were considered to be “low-flow” and the name stuck; today, the EPAct low-flow requirements are baseline plumbing code requirements.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
  • A two-step process should generally be used if cleaning with antimicrobial products. Clean first and then apply the disinfectant. Wait the recommended time before rinsing (usually at least 10 minutes); perform other tasks while waiting for the antimicrobial to take effect. Most disinfectants are not cleaners, and are usually only effective on a clean surface.

End of Life Tips

  • If in good condition, urinals can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.
  • To recycle old urinals visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Water Use Reduction: Employ strategies that in aggregate use at least 20% less water than the water use baseline. Water saving urinals with a flush rate of less than 1.0 gpf can contribute to the water use reduction.