Propelled air toilets can reduce the use of water, ultimately leading to customers saving on bills.

Image is not necessarily that of a propelled air toilet. <a href="">Image supplied by jannoon028</a> on Freepik<credit>

Image is not necessarily that of a propelled air toilet. Image supplied by jannoon028 on Freepik

Some clients are always looking for a way to save on their water bills and it’s up to the plumber to supply them with workable solutions that will help them achieve that goal, and to give them a chance to do their bit for the planet.

And it’s not just domestic clients that are trying to save water – commercial clients are also keen to find a way around hefty water bills. Toilet flushing can make up as high as 48% of water consumption in commercial buildings.

What can clients do? One of the things to consider is changing toilets. Propelled air toilets utilise an efficient technology that can lead to saving both water and energy. It can even lead to up to 84% less water being consumed.

Air propelled toilets use only 1.5ℓ per flush. When compared to the SA average of 9ℓ, it’s easy to see why it’s a water saver.

How does it work? A two-section cistern provides one section for air and one for water. The lid is closed to form a seal before flushing. The flush sensor is activated, and water goes into the pan to wash it and a blast of air from the pump follows. Because the lid is sealed, the air can’t get out and pushes out the pan contents.

The rest of the water fills the water trap. The flush takes 3 seconds, and the toilet is ready to be re-flushed in about half a minute.

These toilets can be fitted anywhere, falling in with whatever necessary design for the domestic or commercial washroom. It saves space, and most importantly, water, which is vital for a water-scarce country like ours.