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Waterless urinal - case study - Sharaton - Case Study - waterless solutions
Saving money, water and enhancing washroom perception
Waterless urinal - case study - Sharaton - Case Study - waterless solutions

Due to increasing utility bills year on year, the Sheraton wanted to reduce the onsite water consumption in a sustainable way. It was identified that the urinals were the single largest user of water onsite. This was surprising based on the volume of bedrooms and kitchen water usage requirements.


Gavin McLennan, Six Sigma Representative, searched the marketplace to find a urinal product that would allow the site to radically reduce its urinal water consumption and energy usage, without having a detrimental effect on hygiene, washroom cleanliness and customer perception. His remit was also to reduce the maintenance problems: the urinal waste pipe blocked at least every 3-4 months, consequently causing urinal flooding and major customer disturbance, especially during functions.

The Brief
The Problem

Flushing urinals that experience very heavy usage tend to suffer from the same problems experienced at the Sheraton. Flooding, bad odours, regular blockages and high water and energy consumption.


The Sheraton Grande had previously tried a host of products; Water Misers, Chemical dosing Systems, Cubes, Enzyme Systems and other Waterless Urinals.


All these products were tried in an attempt to reduce water consumption from urinals, but all systems introduced previously had only increased blockages, washroom odours and a negative washroom perception from customers.

The Solution

James McLean, Director of WhiffAway Ltd, made contact with Gavin to trial the WhiffAway ‘Water-Warrior’ system.


WhiffAway’s ‘ Water-Warrior System is unique. It is a completely waterless system that is proven, dual patented, market-leading and offers an effective and environmentally sound means of dealing with problems of odours, blockages and urinal flooding, without the need for unsafe chemicals or constant flushing.

Convinced by a number of recommendations from pleased existing WhiffAway clients, Gavin agreed to trial the Water-Warrior system in a problematic washroom.

The Result

Euro Tunnel agreed to trial WhiffAway’s ‘Water-Warrior’ System in the busiest and most problematic gentleman’s washroom on the campus. As above, the trial was monitored over a four year period.



There were no bad odours reported, as previously experienced.



There were no blockages reported. All other washrooms continued to be problematic.


Eradicating urinal water usage

The urinal water usage was completely eradicated without any detrimental effect to the washrooms urinal hygiene and cleanliness. The site’s water savings were exceptional. Results showed a reduction of over 42% of the buildings total water consumption.

The Conclusion

Starwood Group are a global brand and are seen as ambassadors for implementing new environmental best practices.


During the trial period hundreds of customers and staff members utilised the trial washroom facilities daily.


The installation of the Water-Warrior onsite (21 urinals) has resulted in a significant reduction in urinal maintenance, an elimination of urinal odours and:

Annum saving


Water saved

5945.36 m


Reduced CO  


1,159.35 Kg 

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