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.
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.