Product Review

Zurn Offers Urinal With a Pint-Sized Flush

To perform effectively with only a pint-sized flush, the EcoVantage urinal, although it appears fairly conventional, is completely redesigned. “It was absolutely necessary to attack this design as a system solution,” Zurn’s Sean Martin told

EBN. “We had to concurrently design an accurate valve and urinal. The urinal has been designed to optimize distribution of the mere 16 ounces of water, providing a sanitary rinse and complete water exchange,” he said. Martin noted that the urinal meets the same ASME A112.19.2 and CSA-B45-02 performance criteria required in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, for 1.0 gpf urinals. The urinal is listed with the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), where it was tested. It uses hands-free sensor technology, powered by four AA batteries good for 200,000 flushes, according to Martin. An in-line, cleanable water filter protects the valve. Offering 85% savings over 1.0 gpf urinals, Zurn’s model could conserve more than 30,000 gallons of water yearly in a typical application.

Published October 27, 2006