Going Green: Why Switching to Vaccuum Sanitation is Better for the Environment

15 March 2017
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These days, both consumers and industry clients are looking for more ways to reduce their impact on the environment.  As such, any and all methods of going green are well worth implementing—and switching to vacuum technology for your sanitation system is just one of many great ideas.  While these systems may not be ideally suited to every building style, it is entirely possible to retro-fit them as well as install them into new builds.  They are cost-effective, particularly for systems which are expected to sustain a high level of use and in which main sanitation units may be located at quite a distance away from individual bathrooms.  But why exactly are they better for the environment and for your building?

Less Water Waste

Essentially, they're extremely efficient with water use.  While vacuum-based systems are not entirely water-free, they do use significantly less water than a traditional sanitation system; instead of water, air is used to transport waste through the system.  To put that significance into perspective, an older toilet system can require around 13 litres of water per flush on average.  Of course, systems will vary, but vacuum-based systems, by comparison, use only one litre of water per flush.  The benefit of this advantage alone cannot be overstated.  Water waste is a serious problem across the world, and any effort that's made to reduce this impact is a real bonus.


Equally, however, it makes sense from an economic perspective, as water bills will be greatly reduced for the entire building.  The systems themselves are also not greatly expensive as compared to traditional sanitation systems.  Considering that most energy-conserving, environmentally-friendly solutions—such as underfloor heating and solar power—require a much greater initial cost outlay than their traditional, less green alternatives.


Realistically, vacuum-based sanitation just makes sense for modern homes.  It's a tried-and-tested technology which performs well and is easily maintained, using only exactly as much water as it needs to maintain good hygiene.  Plus, vacuum system designs can be as flexible as is necessary for the space you're working with.

It's the kind of solution that appeals to budget managers, clients, and environmental campaigners alike.  It's well worth approaching an expert installer to see if this kind of sanitation could be a great long-term option for your building whether it's a new build aiming to be kind to the planet or an old one seeking to reduce its water waste.