waterless urinalSustainable Sanitation via FlickrThe backup in the bathrooms of Chicago’s City Hall is so foul that no amount of Pepto Bismol is going to help.

Well-meaning politicians installed waterless urinals in the public men’s room to save a little water, but they were pissed to learn about the stinky flood of urine building up behind the bathroom walls.

Corroding copper pipes are taking a leak all over the Windy City’s efforts at holding its water use down. Apparently the ratio of water-saved-to-wafting-stink became too much for the politicians, who have been forced to work with their own stench for a change.

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I think we can all read the pee on the wall here: these waterless urinals have got to go.

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