Okay, it reduces water and sewer costs, but why promote it as completely hygienic?
Do you hate gimmicky advertisement? Last night I used the men’s room at the Florida Hospital Flagler, and noticed that none of the urinals had plumbing; instead a big sign which read:
"Sloan Waterfree: This facility is committed to protecting and preserving our environment. By using this touch-free, completely hygienic Sloan Waterfree system, you are helping the environment to conserve an average of 40,000 gallons of fresh water, per urinal, per year."
…and I’m cool with preserving water; despite the fact that the motive here has probably more to do with corporate reasons such as “preserving lower water bills" than actually preserving the environment (if it was otherwise, I would have noticed a heavy promotion for recycling here, which I have not).
Again, I support the preserving the water, no matter what the Hospital’s actual motive may be. But why would Sloan insult my intelligence by making statements such as “this urinal provides improved hygiene and safety,” — that I do not understand. I bet you they are referring to the fact that there is no handle to use to flush down water, hence there is nothing to “touch" — which improves hygiene and safety? My dear friends at Sloan: Have you not seen the touchless flush sensors —there is nothing to touch on those either!
I just cannot stand this kind of gross gimmicky statements, and find it offensive.
__ PS: Actually, if you will get that hygienic on me, really, then please put a touchless sensor on the restroom doors, so I don’t need to touch the handle while exiting once I washed my hands.