Encore Cisterns: A clever way to flush…
November 7, 2019
The encore cistern has created a second use for the wasted water from air conditioning units. The cistern is filled with the condensation rather than it go straight to waste saving money and the environment.
To give an indication of water savings that could be achieved the inventors of Encore Cistern have calculated that:
- The world’s five largest hotel groups have a total of 3,879,991 rooms, with a further 1,026,282 rooms in the pipeline. All of these have air conditioning installed, potentially resulting in trillions of litres of water a year being drained away.
- Meanwhile, in the US 1,477 hotels are being built. Installing Encore Cisterns over traditional cisterns would save the average hotel 3.19 million litres of water a year. That’s based on standard 80% occupancy levels.
- In the UK Encore Cisterns could save the 114 UK hotels being built 218 million litres of water a year.
Easy to Install
All you need to do is make sure that the property has air conditioning, it’s as simple as that. Traditionally in the UK this would include hotels, offices, flats/apartments, leisure centres and airports.
The only difference to the installation compared to a traditional concealed cistern is that you connect the condensate pipe to the cistern rather than the waste pipe.
It’s designed to be simple to install or retrofit and requires the same amount of time and skill traditional installations.
There is no specialist maintenance, training or servicing needed making it easier to install.
An Encore cistern holds 18 litres of water which is nearly three times more than a traditional cistern. Water is collected and separated into 2 chambers so when the bottom chamber is flushed and refilled quickly from the top. This allows for multiple flushes in a short period of time.
If more flushes are required then the cistern is connected to the mains allowing the toilet to be refilled.
If you want to find out more or place an order for an Encore Cistern contact your local branch.