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Ducoop connects toilets to a vacuum system at Ghent Democase

Up to 90% flushing water needed!

Nereus project partner DuCoop started up a vacuum system for the toilets in the 'Melopee' municipal building at the Ghent Democase.  For the first time in Flanders, toilets in a building are connected to a vacuum sewer network. The vacuum system collects the black water of the toilets in the newly built local central water treatment in the basement. This results in a reduction of up to 90% of flushing water in comparison with traditional sewer systems.

A ‘first’ accomplished in collaboration with the City of Ghent, FARYS and Vacuum Technology Systems - Roediger.


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This project has received funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund  and is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Run4Life project.