Propelair, the UK toilet manufacturer that has introduced a toilet flushing system using air and only 1.5 litres of water, is celebrating the start of its third year with a string of major installations and a busy order book. The technology has already been adopted by a number of local authorities, and its benefits are being recognised by the education sector too, with a recent installation at Cardiff University. The Lyceum Theatre has also requested an installation this year.
The Propelair system operates using displaced air and a fraction of the water used by most conventional toilets which in the UK average nine litres per flush. It is also claimed to eliminate bacteria spreading around the washroom when flushing and provides a hygienic and effective toilet flush.
Workplace washrooms can consume up to 90% of the water used in commercial buildings. According to the manufacturer, Propelair cuts usage on each flush by an average of 84%.
For leak proof operation, water is delivered through a siphon. Maintenance is minimised because the bowl has no rim for germs to hide and the seat is a new design to prevent it moving on its pins. Propelair toilets can be installed easily as a replacement unit or in new builds.
Photo shows: Who said washrooms were boring? A Propelair system installed in one of the Rentokil Initial office washrooms.