In the four years since Wates Group, a family-owned construction group in the UK, replaced its standard toilets with Propelair’s water-efficient toilet, Wates reduced water use by 87% at its headquarters.
Wates installed Propelair toilets in its Leatherhead office in May 2016.
Since then, the company has improved its building’s efficiency and significantly reduced its overall water usage, by around 5.3 million litres each year. To put this into context, this is as much as filling a bathtub 51 times every single day of the year.
This water saving has also lowered the group’s carbon footprint:
Compared to before, Wates is now saving 5,538 kg of carbon every year. That is as much energy as using 226 propane cylinders for barbeques, or about 13,700 miles driven by car.
Besides the environmental benefits, Wates has also benefitted from operational savings in cost: the 27 Propelair toilets have paid for themselves in just 2.7 years.