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Food Service Industry

Supermarkets • Convenience Stores • Delicatessens

Regional & National Installations
Price Chopper/The Golub Corporation
Wegmans Food Markets
Target Corporation
Super Valu
Trader Joe’s Company
Earth Fare, Inc.
Safeway, Inc.

Vacuum Plumbing Systems are simply a viable alternative to underground piping that use the combined energies of vacuum pressure and gravity for the collection and disposal of waste through a piping network that can be routed above grade. Hundreds of vacuum plumbing systems are in operation around the world and are accepted by most code authorities. In addition, vacuum plumbing systems have been included as a viable drainage solution in the latest editions of the International Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code.

Benefits for Food Service Industry

  • Vacuum drainage systems eliminate the need for underground drainage piping in the sales area.

  • Vacuum drainage systems allow existing buildings with limited drainage to be developed for supermarket use when traditional trenching and underground piping upgrades are cost prohibitive because of site or structural conditions such as post tension slab, bed rock, asbestos, high water tables, etc.

  • Because trenching is eliminated, store remodel activities are less expensive, safer, more sanitary, and take less time.

  • New construction projects can be completed faster, saving construction costs and allowing a facility to be brought online in a more timely fashion. Often, projects can be completed during inclement weather because the facility can be closed before the weather conditions prohibit construction.

  • Vacuum drainage systems work in concert with the new “open” architectural store environment where electrical and refrigeration services are brought to display cases from overhead. Drainage can now follow these services, allowing for unprecedented flexibility in store layout.

  • Vacuum drainage systems are completely adaptable to last minute merchandising changes.

  • Vacuum drainage systems easily accommodate seasonal display requirements.

  • Vacuum drainage systems create a cleaner environment and reduce health hazards associated with gravity drains.

  • Vacuum drainage equipment can be capitalized and taken with the owner if the facilities are abandoned.

Food Service Industry Collateral


Introduction to Vacuum Plumbing Systems - Commercial Retail & Supermarket Construction
Introduction to Supermarket Vacuum Condensate Drainage Systems & FAQs
Estimated Water Savings Calculation Using Vacuum Flush Toilets – Typical Restaurant


Condensate Waste Water Collection for Supermarkets, Convenience Stores & Delicatessens


Design Manual for Supermarkets


An Introduction to Vacuum Sewage and Plumbing System for Food Service Industry


Introduction to AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing Systems for Supermarkets