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Old 02-02-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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So now these kooks have to walk through urine and pay 500K to fix the mess they created. Well they don't the taxpayers do. Fools...........

Students at 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.

School officials 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 Florida Sun-Sentinel.
'The girls had to step over a river of urine. I could smell it as soon as I walked into the hallway.'

Read more: Students step over 'rivers of urine' after green bathrooms plan turns a high school yellow... and it will cost $500,000 to fix | Mail Online
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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This is what happens when people use emotion instead of logic to make decisions.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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"Spanish River" now has a new meaning.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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This is what happens when people use emotion instead of logic to make decisions.
Or maybe it's just poor engineering?
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Or maybe it's just poor engineering?
Nah, poor decision based on emotion. Who wouldn't have known that urine is very acidic and it would have eaten through the copper pipes without it being cleaned out with water? I even know this and I'm not an engineer.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Waterless urinals are a terrible retro-fit option in many cases. As burdell mentioned, if you want to engineer a plumbing system that can accommodate that type of drainage, no problem. But simply trying to save money and water without proper pre-design work is not very intelligent. My beautiful SO is an architect....I get to hear about these types of "problems" fairly regularly.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Nah, poor decision based on emotion. Who wouldn't have known that urine is very acidic and it would have eaten through the copper pipes without it being cleaned out with water? I even know this and I'm not an engineer.
And you know this because you were there when they decided to do it?
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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And you know this because you were there when they decided to do it?
It's blatantly obvious. They were so enamored with the idea of "green" urinals that common sense fell right out of their heads through their ears.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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our NEW building has the sloan waterless...will a problem like this happen in new buildings???
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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our NEW building has the sloan waterless...will a problem like this happen in new buildings???
New buildings are most likely using plastic piping not copper. So no it won't happen if that's the case.
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