Water conservation company Verteco has clinched an Institue of Workplace and Facilities Management award for Innovation and Technology for its waterless urinal system.
The hygienic solution reduces water use, saves cost through reduced maintenance, can be retro-fitted to existing urinals and prevents blockages, and impressed judges at a ceremony held in London.
The solution incorporates a non-return one-way valve to stop bacteria growth and eradicate bad odors.
The technology has saved Verteco clients globally an estimated 750million cubic meters of water, $2.4m and 14.7m kilos in carbon.
The system is non-hazardous and all cleaning materials are environmentally friendly.
“To win such an award from the IWFM is a great honour and is testament to the innovative design of the system,” said regional managing director MENA region, David King.
“Companies now more than ever are committed to saving water in an effort to contribute to helping the environment and reducing overall water consumption.
“This is the 10th year we have been recommending and installing our waterless urinal in the UAE, and can include most of the UAE’s top tier brands as clients including DEWA, Etihad Airways, Jumeirah Group and EMAAR amongst many others.
“As well as our waterless urinal solution, VERTECO has a full range of other water saving products and also provides organisations with free comprehensive water audit services.
“These audits help companies identify areas of water consumption and waste, and offer practical, inexpensive solutions to reduce and minimise over consumption and ultimately save money.”