Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Epic Greenfail

What this story entails is the ongoing battle that the Left has been waging for years against indoor plumbing. The "waterless" toilets described here are nothing more than indoor outhouses. Having experienced these facilities before, upon entering them, one is assailed by the lovely aroma of an unattendened porta-potty on a 90 degree August afternoon. We must go to the Daily Mail to find this report on Moonbattery in several public schools in Boca Raton, FL.

Students step over ‘rivers of urine’ after green bathrooms plan for waterless urinals turns a high school yellow… and it will cost $500,000 to fix.

Students at a high school in Boca Raton, Florida, must step over rivers of urine and endure the stench of rancid waste after a plan to bring ‘green’ waterless urinals into bathrooms backfired.

School officials at Spanish River High School thought they had found an environmentally-friendly, cost-saving solution for their bathrooms when they installed Falcon Waterfree urinals in their boys bathrooms.

But with no water moving through the school’s copper pipes to flush the urine into the sewer system, the waste produced noxious gases that ate through the metal, leaving leaky pipes that allowed urine to drip into walls and flow onto floors.

‘It was pretty disgusting,’ school board chairman Frank Barbieri told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

‘The girls had to step over a river of urine. I could smell it as soon as I walked into the hallway.’

Now, the school district, which was hoping to save $100 a year in water costs for each waterless urinal, must pay $500,000 to repair the damage and replace the appliances with the traditional flush variety in four high schools.

Neither the school, nor Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the Los Angeles-based maker of the urinals, thought to check the pipes before installing the new urinals.

Instead of water, the company’s urinals use disposables cartridges that trap urine odors. They use no water and the company claims the only maintained needed is regular cleaning and changing the cartridges four times a year.

The company promises ‘an odor-free restroom, clean pipes and zero water waste’ on its website.

But officials admitted corrosive sewer gases ate away at the pipes causing urine to flow into the walls and trickle into the school, instead of into the sewer.

As for the company’s odor-free claims: ‘We’re really concerned because we don’t think it’s a sanitary place for our children to be,’ Mara Shapiro, president of the school’s PTA told the Sun-Sentinel.

‘The hallways reek.’

The school district is looking to Falcon to pay for the mess as they order 200 waterless urinals be replaced with water-efficient urinals.
Somehow I expect there’ll be some litigation involved.

(Hat tip: Ben Zycher) and Powerline Blog

Here is more Green news from Powerline...Another Green Prophet Defects

More from the Greenies...

A federal judge for the first time in U.S. history has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller called the hearing in San Diego after SeaWorld asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) that names five orcas as plaintiffs in the case.

PETA claims the captured killer whales are treated like slaves for being forced to live in tanks and perform daily at its parks in San Diego and Orlando, Florida.
"This case is on the next frontier of civil rights," said PETA's attorney Jeffrey Kerr, representing the five orcas.
SeaWorld's attorney Theodore Shaw called the lawsuit a waste of the court's time and resources. He said it defies common sense and goes against 125 years of case law applied to the Constitution's 13th amendment that prohibits slavery between humans.
"With all due respect, the court does not have the authority to even consider this question," Shaw said, adding later: "Neither orcas nor any other animal were included in the 'We the people' ... when the Constitution was adopted."

Read more at The UK Telegraph

I don't know about you, but these big fellows seem quite happy and content to me.


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

What's that on your shoe ... pooh?

Scott said...

AWWW...poor little children...We need more government intervention and Obama cash to wipe their little noses. (And they all deserve new shoes too!)