November 17, 2008 3:13 PM

Eco-urinals' problem: they're complicated (and they stink)

Concerns over water shortages have turned flushless urinals into the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. urinal market. But an inconvenient truth hovers over the no-flush urinal industry: many buyers and one-time fans say that the urinals are icky, tricky and costly to maintain. For one thing, urinal drain cartridges need changing after 7,000 uses. But who counts urinal uses?

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