A NUMBER of public and private urinals in the Taunton area have been converted so they no longer need to use water.
Somerset West and Taunton Council are working with WhiffAway, which champions waterless urinal technologies, to save water in public and private amenities.
Gent urinals converted to waterless systems at West Somerset railway station, Bishops Lydeard; Canon Street, Paul Street, Victoria and Vivary Parks, in Taunton; and North Street, Wellington Park and the Deane depot, Westpark, in Wellington.
The work consists of installing special plumbing outlets housing filters impregnated with chemicals on the existing urinals.
Filters quickly neutralize odors without the need for rinsing.
The council previously outlined its intention to reduce water consumption and mitigate the carbon costs of water management through the publication of an action plan for carbon neutrality and climate resilience and ‘A county-wide Somerset climate emergency strategy.
Cllr Dixie Darch, SWT Executive Member for Climate Change, said: âOn average, a single urinal uses 120 cubic meters of water per year, with much of the water being lost through the automatic flush when it is there. has little or no, like at night.
“By switching to a waterless system, this project will help us save significant amounts of water.”
Cllr Andrew Sully, Environmental Services Portfolio Holder, said: âThe modernization of our existing facilities uses carbon already incorporated.
“By using WhiffAway’s innovative waterless urinal adapters, we can avoid having to replace the entire unit, reducing our carbon footprint.”
All renovations will be completed tomorrow (Thursday July 22).