Smart Water Magazine
Connecting Waterpeople

You are here

Vacuum sewerage as an innovative solution for the sanitation of urban and port areas

  • Vacuum sewerage as an innovative solution for the sanitation of urban and port areas

About the entity

Flovac
Flovac is the leading company in the vacuum sewerage industry in Spain. As an engineering firm specialized in the design and installation of vacuum sewerage systems, our goal is to introduce the Flovac technology in Spain and Latin America.

Vacuum sewerage as an innovative solution.

Sanitation of urban and port areas can be a significant challenge due to limitations in topography, high water table and the presence of existing infrastructure. In addition, traditional sanitation solutions, such as conventional sewer networks, can be expensive and require deep and extensive excavation, which can have a negative impact on the environment and port activities.

However, there is an innovative solution to these problems: vacuum sewers. This technology uses a network of vacuum-sealed pipes to transport wastewater and solids via gravity. Vacuum is generated in a vacuum station for networks up to 3 km in length, reducing the need for deep excavation and minimizing environmental impact.

Flovac Vacuum Sewer System

Vacuum sewerage also has several advantages compared to conventional sewerage solutions, such as the ability to transport wastewater over long distances and the ability to add new discharge points without having to modify the existing pipe network.

The South Dock sanitation project in the Port of Huelva, Spain, is an example of how vacuum sewer technology can be used to overcome sanitation challenges in a port environment.

Flovac, the only company in Spain that can design, supply and assemble vacuum sewerage equipment

The winning company, Probisa, has contracted Flovac for the supply and assembly of the vacuum sewerage equipment as an innovative solution.

We started work on the South Dock, a flat area with a high water table and a length of more than 6 km. The vacuum sewerage network is expected to serve 27 discharge points, including industries in the area and the passenger terminal. Thanks to vacuum sewerage technology, the project can be carried out with only 2 vacuum stations and without the need for deep excavation.

In summary, vacuum sewerage is an innovative and sustainable solution for the sanitation of urban and port areas.

The South Dock sanitation project in the Port of Huelva is an excellent example of how this technology can overcome sanitation challenges and reduce environmental impact.

If you would like more information on vacuum sewerage or progress on the South Dock sanitation project, please do not hesitate to contact Flovac.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Topics of interest

The data provided will be treated by iAgua Conocimiento, SL for the purpose of sending emails with updated information and occasionally on products and / or services of interest. For this we need you to check the following box to grant your consent. Remember that at any time you can exercise your rights of access, rectification and elimination of this data. You can consult all the additional and detailed information about Data Protection.