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Vacuum Plumbing for Food Service

Vacuum plumbing systems offer substantial benefits to food service facilities, including grocery stores, warehouse clubs, convenience stores and delicatessens. For these facilities, vacuum plumbing systems offer flexibility in installation and ability to change the layout of fixtures; water and cost savings; and a cleaner and more sanitary environment.

Benefits

Flexibility Benefits
  •   Completely adaptable to last minute merchandising changes and can easily accommodate seasonal display re-locations, even after the store opens.
Water and Cost Saving Benefits
  •   Requires just one-half gallon of water per flush, reducing the water required to run store restrooms.
  •   Reduces water usage from store restrooms can help save water and sewage costs.
Construction and Renovation Benefits:
  •   Saves construction costs by allowing new construction projects to be completed faster.
  •   Eliminates the need for under slab gravity drainage in both the sales and prep areas.
  •   Allows for easy conversion of existing buildings with limited drainage.
  •   Eliminates trenching, making store remodel activities faster, safer, and more sanitary.
Health Benefits
  •   Creates a cleaner environment and reduces health hazards associated with gravity drains and fixtures.
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"With our exposed concrete floor, vacuum technology allows Trader Joe’s the flexibility to move and add additional cases without saw cutting. This allows us to keep a consistent looking floor free of patches and trench lines."

Dave Hetzel, Jr.
Director of Construction
Trader Joe’s East

Food Service Project References

Earth Fare, Inc.

Price Chopper/The Golub Corporation

Wegmans Food Markets

Target Corporation

Wal-Mart

Super Valu

Trader Joe’s Company


Resources

Design Guide Manual for Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Wholesale ClubsBrochure Guides Design Manual for Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Wholesale ClubsView
Design Guide Estimated Water Savings Calculation Using Vacuum Flush Toilets -Typical Department Store Estimated Water Savings Calculation Using Vacuum Flush Toilets -Typical Department StoreView
Illustration An Introduction to Vacuum Sewage and Plumbing System for Food Service Industry An Introduction to Vacuum Sewage and Plumbing System for Food Service IndustryView
Vacuum Plumbing for Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Wholesale Clubs Brochure (pdf)A Versatile Plumbing And Waste Solution That Saves Time and MoneyView
Case Study: Amazon Warehouse (pdf)High Quality Technical Solutions Solved Difficult Wastewater Engineering ProblemsView
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