A revolutionary water-saving toilet could stop us flushing
billions of litres of precious water down the drain every
day and save billions of pounds in water supplies to drought-prone
areas locally and globally.
|The Propelair WC - designed and prototyped
by Phoenix Product Development Ltd, which is based at
the Knowledge Dock Business Centre at the University of
East London (UEL) - uses an innovative displaced air flushing
system requiring less than 1.5 litres of water per flush.
This is just a sixth of the 9 litres used by an average
The results of a 6 month trial, held at the Water Research
Centre in Swindon between February and July, show that if
every house in the UK were to install Propelair, 1.85 billion
litres of water would be saved each day and the UK’s water
needs would be reduced by up to 10%.
It has attracted praise from environmentalists, the Environment
Agency and from Treasury minister Stephen Timms, who has followed
the progress of the Propelair project.
Garry Moore, Managing Director of Phoenix Product Development
- and creator of the Propelair system - said - “The importance
of water conservation technology is now paramount, with properties
across the UK facing the prospect of compulsory water metering
and developers facing tighter restrictions on water use in
both residential and commercial buildings. The Water Research
Centre estimates that even a modest uptake of the Propelair
system could create a saving of 140 million litres of water
Moore is currently talking to manufacturers and investors
with a view to putting the Propelair system onto the market
and is also seeking a partner for a large-scale trial of Propelair
in a commercial or public building.
For further details, contact Garry Moore -
Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 7784
Email: [email protected]