Many years ago, back when “you could trust your car to the man who wears the star,” mens rooms in filling stations and sometimes other public buildings would have a wall urinal that was approximately 5’ tall, with the drain in the floor. Long before excessive water usage was even a thought, those things began to fade away in lieu of the wall hung model. They were extremely sturdy, and impossible to rip off the wall by vandals – the drain and lower receptacle being constructed into part of the actual tile flooring.

Since men urinating is an operation that is naturally prone to splashing and dripping, I have always wondered why those things began to be discontinued, long before saving water was an issue? It sure looked like a great idea at that time, and still does. Obviously, something about the design of the unit was faulty, else they wouldn’t have been phased out.

What was wrong with those?