Product Review

Water Savings and More Using Vacuum Toilets

Jets vacuum toilet systems use significantly less water than standard systems, reduce wastewater, provide design flexibility, and can be used in combination with graywater and composting systems.

With drought conditions continuing in much of the U.S., reducing water consumption is an ongoing priority and has made low-flow appliances a necessity. Commercial toilets in particular use a lot of water, requiring a gravity assist to move waste along pipes. Though there are some extremely low-flow toilets available, there is only so low one can get before there is not enough water for gravity to do its job. What if there were another option?

Jets vacuum toilets from Norway use a vacuum instead of water to remove waste, offering intriguing water-saving possibilities in the right applications. And because the systems do not rely on gravity, they provide design options that standard plumbing systems can’t match. Vacuum toilets have a long use history on cruise ships, but they are also gaining popularity in green buildings. Let’s take a look at how the Jets system works along with its benefits and limitations.

Published June 7, 2021

Ehrlich, B. (2021, May 18). Water Savings and More Using Vacuum Toilets. Retrieved from