LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Museum of Contemporary Art is the latest Los Angeles institution that recently joined the ranks of the Hollywood Bowl and Staples Center to install waterless urinals made by Falcon Waterfree Technologies.
"Waterless urinals are quickly becoming the standard and we wanted to offer our visitors the best system out there that's easy, clean and as a bonus, conserves water and benefits the planet," Michael G. Nauyok, Director of Operations at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
With these major public landmarks adopting waterless urinals, the products' advantages are clear. They have a minimalist simplicity to their look and facilities managers say they are easy to maintain. Each urinal also saves 40,000 gallons of water annually. This translates to about 560,000 gallons of water saved a year for MOCA alone, which installed 14 urinals total in its two locations.
MOCA was able to install the urinals for free as part of a rebate program called Save Water, Save a Buck funded by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and LA Department of Water and Power.
MOCA is only the latest institution to adopt waterless urinals that are already prevalent in key LA venues.
Take Staples Center, home of the Lakers and a sporting and concert venue serving more than 4,000,000 guests annually, for example. By installing 186 Falcon waterfree urinals, it saves approximately 9 million gallons of water annually. The Staples Center also boasts an 81 ton reduction of its carbon dioxide output a year, which, in turn, bodes well for California's eco-conscious audience.
Falcon waterfree urinals also have academic experts' seal of approval.
"Waterless urinals do not represent any increased health risk when compared with conventional automatic flush urinals and are clearly superior to manual flush urinals. Furthermore, waterless urinals may reduce the risk of bacterial and viral exposure. They are clearly more economical to install and maintain and save considerable water and are therefore better for our environment," said Edward L. Schnieder, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California's Keck School.
Other national landmarks featuring Falcon's urinals include the World of Coke building in Atlanta, Georgia and the Heifer International building in Little Rock, Arkansas. Corporations such as Adobe Systems in San Jose and Bank of America in New York have also installed Falcon's waterless urinals. Globally, Falcon's waterless urinals can be found in many historical landmarks such as India's Taj Mahal and the Olympic Stadium in Beijing, China.
About Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based Falcon Waterfree Technologies is a market leader in the waterfree urinals market. While 70% of its revenues come from domestic sales, Falcon Waterfree has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries and offices and affiliates in more than 50 nations. Falcon Waterfree products are in use around the world in stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, airports and every type of commercial and institutional facility. Falcon is privately owned by Mapleton Investments and Capricorn Investment Group.Media Contact:
Heidi Knack Falcon Waterfree Technologies, (310) 209-7226, [email protected]
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