I work in a “green” complex, which, usually is a good thing. However, the men’s room is quite another story. The urinals are water-free, allegedly saving thousands and thousands of gallons of water, if you believe the little metal signs above the water-free devices. In reality, without water, there’s very little “splash” dampening, which creates a pretty nasty environment to my eyes… but green.
This week, one of the wonder-urinals had a significant functional problem, causing a backup… and a rumored change to a water-based device. I bet there’ll be a line.
After the device was removed, the plumbers felt that it was necessary to label the empty stall, just in case the lack of porcelain wasn’t enough of a hint to prospective customers.