Falcon Waterfree Fixtures Wipe Out Halftime Flush at Super Bowl XLIV

Falcon Waterfree Fixtures Wipe Out Halftime Flush at Super Bowl XLIV

Halftime at the Super Bowl is generally marked by two events, both often characterized by excess: the entertainment program and the rush for restrooms that produces the condition known to public works departments across the country as the halftime flush.

The urinals in the men's rooms at Land Shark Stadium in Miami, the host of Super Bowl XLIV, won't be contributing to that phenomenon, says Falcon Waterfree Technologies LLC, the maker of 220 waterless urinals at the site formerly known as Dolphin Stadium.

It's the second Super Bowl challenge in Miami for Falcon. Its fixtures were in place at the stadium for Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

The company says its products are known as the "Urinal of Champions" because of their use at several major sports venues. They include Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Los Angeles' Staples Center and the University of Michigan's "Big House."

The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, host of the 96th Rose Bowl Game this past Saturday and the BCS National Championship on January 7, installed 259 Falcon waterfree urinals in 2002 and now saves 10.4 million gallons of water annually, the firm says.

Use of the fixtures at the Rose Bowl Stadium also helps avoid 187,200 pounds of CO2 emissions each year because by eliminating water, no energy is used to treat or transport it.

{related_content}The waterfree urinals at Land Shark Stadium save an estimated 8.8 million gallons of water a year and avoid 158,400 pounds of CO2 emissions annually.

International sites using Falcon's urinals include the Taj Mahal and London's Heathrow Airport. The company, which is based in Los Angeles, estimates that its products have helped save 22 billion gallons of water worldwide. That's enough to fill about 4.4 million tank trucks, or 33,333 Olympic-size swimming pools or 141 billion "venti-size" coffee cups, the firm says.

Images courtesy of Falcon Waterfree Technologies LLC. Top image taken at Rose Bowl Stadium. Inset taken at Land Shark Stadium.