Drainage technology is an area that has evolved very little since the advent of modern plumbing. However, buildings are getting bigger and the volume of matter we now push through these pipes are stressing the pipes out.
The volume of drainage blockages has increased. Waste disposals and macerators are flushing solids. Commercial kitchens are washing away fats and fat solids. The pipes haven’t increased in size, but the volume of content flowing through them has.
Many buildings are also going ‘green.’ Low flush toilets are installed. Water-saving devices on taps, showers and even energy efficient boilers are installed. Going Green ignores the original design of modern plumbing. Gravity and WATER push content through the pipes.