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PHOENIX -- Dry urinals are being installed at Phoenix Sky
Harbor International Airport to help the environment.
Airport officials are hoping the new urinals will prevent
thousands of gallons of water from being wasted. They also hope to
Two public urinals in high-traffic Terminal 2 and one urinal in an
employee building will be replaced with the new urinals.
Unlike conventional toilets, the waterless system doesn't require
flushing. Instead, urine passes through a floating cartridge filled
with an oil-like substance that absorbs the fluid, fights bacteria
and soaks odor. Traditional urinals use one gallon per flush.
Three of the urinals will be installed this summer.
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