The world-leading waterless urinal brand, Uridan is celebrating the completion of 15 years in Australia.

First introduced to Australia by Watersave Australia (now known as SUMS Group) in 2003, Uridan entered the market at a time when the country was experiencing below-average rainfall and water shortage.

According to Paul Marsh, Managing Director of SUMS Group, water was fast becoming one of Australia’s most precious resources, and Uridan was a simple water management solution that would respect and conserve this valuable asset. His passion for water conservation manifested through the introduction of the Uridan range of waterless urinals – a water-saving concept that had not yet entered the Australian market.

The Uridan Collection provided architects, designers and building facility managers with a unique combination of environmental performance, operating cost savings and striking Danish design.

Today, Uridan has become the pre-eminent waterless urinal brand delivering water and cost savings in high traffic amenities, commercial buildings, airports, shopping centres, office towers, sporting facilities, hospitality and education sectors, saving an average of 60,000 litres of water per urinal per year. With over 20,000 urinals installed across Australia, Uridan has been able to save 1.2million kL of water per annum, equivalent to two Sydney Harbours in water volume since 2003.

Paul Marsh says, “We are proud of our Uridan heritage. Today, it is our company’s mission to be global innovators, partnering with and empowering organisations to be leaders for responsible water and energy use. We recognise that we have a duty to use this precious resource wisely. Our water usage today will affect generations to come and Uridan delivers savings and sustainability, every day.”