Bilfinger Airvac Water Technologies Inc.’s commitment to Green:
We know that simply producing eco-friendlier products is not enough. We are constantly researching for new ways to become "greener"; whether it is greener products or greener business practices. Bilfinger Airvac Water Technologies Inc. has a LEED AP on staff and is continually educating employees
on environmental issues and technologies. Some of our ideas and innovations have been implemented, and others are still a work in progress. Our goal is to leave the smallest of footprints behind.
AIRVAC Vacuum Sewers use smaller diameter pipes (typically 4”, 6”, 8” and 10”) and shallow burial depths than do conventional gravity sewer systems. The resulting narrow, shallow trenches greatly reduce the excavation, dewatering effort, surface disruption and the danger associated with larger, deeper trenches.Reducing the construction footprint minimizes disruption, helps conserve existing natural areas which provides habitat and protects biodiversity.
AIRVAC Vacuum Sewer systems are completely sealed which keeps operating personnel from being exposed to raw sewage.
While extremely rare, if leaks were to occur, they would not result in sewage spills but rather air would enter the pipe and be immediately detected. Standard equipment in a vacuum station would automatically notify operating personnel.
Power is required at only 1 location…the vacuum station. No power is required at the house as the vacuum valves are pneumatically operated.
scouring velocities are attained reducing the risk of blockages and the
vacuum station has a standby generator to provide uninterrupted service
during power outages.