And I also see some dumb ideas.  Take for example the use of “green” waterless urinals at a high school in Boca Raton, Florida.

The school installed these useless urinals in order to save $100 a year per urinal and will end up paying $500,000 to fix the problem.

School officials at Spanish River High School thought they had found an environmentally-friendly, cost-saving solution for their bathrooms when they installed Falcon Waterfree urinals in their boys’ bathrooms.

But with no water moving through the school’s copper pipes to flush the urine into the sewer system, the waste produced noxious gases that ate through the metal, leaving leaky pipes that allowed urine to drip into walls and flow onto floors.”