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Beijing's first waterless smart public toilet has been put into use

By Zhao Tong (People's Daily Online)    16:08, October 29, 2019

Changsha's first smart toilet opens in January 2018. (Photo/Yang Huafeng)

Beijing Municipal Olympic Park Management Committee introduced waterless smart public toilets in September. On Oct. 22, the first waterless smart public toilet was put into use in Beijing, according to Beijing Evening News.

The smart toilet is equipped with the function of providing toilet paper by scanning a face, and the most amazing thing is that people do not need to flush after using the toilet. It is estimated that a waterless smart toilet can save more than 1,000 tons of water every year.

In the past, no matter whether it was traditional flushing toilets or foam toilets, all of them needed to be flushed to the lower compartment and then removed every day. While, the waterless smart public toilet adopts a new generation of biodegradation technology by using biological filters to collect and decompose the waste. It has the three advantages of zero water, zero pollution and no odor. What’s more, the waste once treated can be used as organic fertilizer.

NEU new heat insulation and fire prevention materials are adopted on the roof and outer wall of the toilet to ensure thermal insulation during winters as well as fire and heat prevention in the summers. According to the overall building tone of the park, the color of the toilet is combined with blue and gray.

In order to effectively reduce the queuing time of tourists, the toilet is separated into two sections. The main areas offer male and female squatting toilets, with a total of nine toilets. The other part is a men's bathroom as well as a family bathroom. The family toilet is equipped with toilet, a washing basin, a diaper changing table and barrier-free handrail and is convenient for families that take elderly individuals and children alongside for travels.

A person in charge of the management committee said that as a national 5A scenic spot, the Beijing Olympic park has been continuously upgrading its toilets and other service facilities in recent years, reaching the standards of sufficiency in terms of quantity, being clean, being odorless, free of use, and effective management. 

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