Alachua County Installing
In an effort to go green and become more enviromentally friendly, Alachua County's government is cutting back on their water usage in a unique way.
The county's Facilities Department is installing waterless urinals at county buildings to cut back on the gallons of water they use.
County officials say the waterless urinals - that cost 190 dollars each - are just as sanitary as the regular ones, but use far less water.
They are also installing dual-flush toilets in county buildings, that have an option where people can use half as much water per flush.
"To replace every toilet that uses 2.6 or 2.5 gallons of water down to 0.8 or 1.6, just think of the water savings throughout the county that would give us," said Alachua County Facilities Specialist George Kleckley.
Last year, the county jail used 49 million gallons of water, and the county buildings used an additional 20 million.
County staffers say the new eco-friendly toilets will drastically reduce those numbers.
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