Students Step Over 'Rivers of Urine' After Green
Bathrooms Plan for Waterless Urinals Turns a High School Yellow...
and It Will Cost $500,000 To Fix
a high school in Boca Raton, Florida, must step over rivers of urine
and endure the stench of rancid waste after a plan to bring 'green'
waterless urinals into bathrooms backfired.
at Spanish River High School thought they had found an environmentally-friendly,
cost-saving solution for their bathrooms when they installed Falcon
Waterfree urinals in their boys bathrooms.
But with no
water moving through the school's copper pipes to flush the urine
into the sewer system, the waste produced noxious gases that ate
through the metal, leaving leaky pipes that allowed urine to drip
into walls and flow onto floors.
'It was pretty
disgusting,' school board chairman Frank Barbieri told the South
had to step over a river of urine. I could smell it as soon as I
walked into the hallway.'
Now, the school
district, which was hoping to save $100 a year in water costs for
each waterless urinal, must pay $500,000 to repair the damage and
replace the appliances with the traditional flush variety in four
school, nor Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the Los Angeles-based
maker of the urinals, thought to check the pipes before installing
the new urinals.
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