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Vacuum plumbing

The Vacuum plumbing systems we utilize are simple and viable alternatives to underground piping, as noted in the latest edition of the IPC and UPC Codes. Vacuum plumbing systems use the combined energies of vacuum pressure and gravity for the collection, conveyance, and disposal of waste through a piping network that can be routed above ground. Vacuum toilet drainage operates on the principle of having most of the plumbing system under a continuous vacuum. Vacuum drainage systems are ventless, with one or two roof penetrations and a single connection to an existing sanitary line. Many local and state plumbing codes have also accepted vacuum plumbing as an approved alternative for a variety of waste types including condensate, grey water, sanitary waste, and grease waste.

Why is Vacuum Plumbing the environmental choice? A typical vacuum system can reduce potable water consumption for toilets by 68%, with a highly efficient vacuum toilet requiring only a half-gallon per flush. Of the many benefits vacuum plumbing offers, water and waste treatment savings are one of the most important features of this technology. The savings can be thousands of dollars and millions of gallons of water per year for larger applications. A five-hundred-person commercial office building that is serviced by a single vacuum center and half gallon per flush vacuum toilets will save over 265,000 gallons of water per year, compared to conventional low-flush toilets.

Vacuum plumbing systems can be used on virtually any project, and certain design and construction conditions make it the most cost-effective solution available. Vacuum plumbing is especially beneficial in multiple-level environments because it eliminates the need for floor penetration above and below. Vacuum plumbing avoids the need to trench concrete slabs, allowing us to keep mess and noise at a minimum, reduce overall disruption, and positively impacting speed to market.