Eco-Flush Urine-Diverting Toilet

Eco-Flush Urine-Diverting Toilet

Credit: Ecovita

What makes this product green?

  • Conserves water

Description

Eco-Flush is a urine-separating toilet made by the Swedish company Wostman Ecology and available by special order through the importer Ecovita. This toilet uses 0.05 gallons per flush (gpfGallons per flush. Measurement of water use in toilets. Since 1992, toilets sold in the United States have been restricted to 1.6 gpf or less. The standard for high-efficiency toilets (HETs) is 1.28 gpf.) for urine and 1.2 gpf for solids. The urine flows through a separate pipe where it can be collected for use as fertilizer (urine contains most of the nitrogen and half the phosphorous contained in domestic wastewater). The plumbing should be sloped and regularly flushed with water and vinegar to prevent uric salts from building up. Solids are sent to sewer or septic system through traditional plumbing methods.

Additional Info

Product Attributes

  • Gallons per Flush: 1.2–0.05

Manufacturer Information

Ecovita
24 William St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 978-318-7033
www.ecovita.net

Listed in: Composting Toilet Systems, Residential Toilets

 


1.
Oct 2, 2009 9:37 PM ET

A new version of a honey pot
by Jean Paul Vellotti

This is an interesting find.

My grandfather, a WWII vet of occupied Japan, once told me that GI's weren't allowed to eat the local food. I asked why, thinking they food might be poisoned. But he informed me that the Japanese put their liquid waste in pots outside their homes for collection and use on crops, which the US gov't feared would sicken the troops. He said the GIs called them, "Honey Pots."