Project Description


McDonald’s Canterbury

9 Propelair units have been installed at McDonald’s St George’s Street, which serves the Whitefriars Shopping Centre in Canterbury. It is open 24 hours and its washrooms are heavily used, so Propelair’s robust design and potential for water saving offered significant appeal. The new toilets have provided the restaurant with substantial environmental and financial benefits.

“The Propelair toilets are very good, and customers have found them easy to use. We value the water savings they provide, and although the technology differs to that of a conventional toilet Propelair have provided our maintenance team with a ‘masterclass’, demonstrating that any technical issues are actually very straightforward to fix.”

Garry Chambers, Assistant Manager, McDonald’s Canterbury!


Metered Water Charge

Flushes per Day

Previous Flush Volume
7.77 litres

Annual Savings

205,405 litres


1.3 years

(All figures represent a single Propelair unit)


  • The installation of 9 Propelair toilets has achieved an 81% water saving
  • Annually, this saves 1,848,647 litres of water (building utilisation = 364 days)
  • An annual carbon reduction of 1,910 kg


  • 1,848,647 litres of water saving = £6,526 reduction in water bills annually
  • Payback achieved in 1.3 years


  • Propelair’s unique displaced air technology efficiently removes all waste with one flush
  • Reduces airborne germs by up to 95%
  • Removes up to 99.9% of waterborne contaminants
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