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Basin/cistern toilets for sustainability project

For research purposes. Can i please get your thoughts on installing basin/cistern toilets at universities to help reduce water consumption?

If anyone is unaware a basin/cistern toilet is a toilet in which the wash basin sits on the back of the toilet and is plumbed into the cistern so as you wash your hands the
waste water is used to then fill the cistern and flush the toilet.

Thoughts please?
Smart? Unsure? Seems awkward to use? Concerns?
Original post by rosie20047
For research purposes. Can i please get your thoughts on installing basin/cistern toilets at universities to help reduce water consumption?

If anyone is unaware a basin/cistern toilet is a toilet in which the wash basin sits on the back of the toilet and is plumbed into the cistern so as you wash your hands the
waste water is used to then fill the cistern and flush the toilet.

Thoughts please?
Smart? Unsure? Seems awkward to use? Concerns?

In this setup would you have to press the flush button afer you've washed your hands?
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No its a duel system. So it is connected to the mains water supply. If the waste water section is empty it does use normal running water. So flush first.. this uses either the waste water gathered from previous hand washing or if this is low/empty then it will switch to mains waters. Washing your hands after flush will simply fill a waste water section towards the flush for the next user.

Thanks
Original post by rosie20047
No its a duel system. So it is connected to the mains water supply. If the waste water section is empty it does use normal running water. So flush first.. this uses either the waste water gathered from previous hand washing or if this is low/empty then it will switch to mains waters. Washing your hands after flush will simply fill a waste water section towards the flush for the next user.

Thanks

Thank you. Personally I would not have any issues with this. But in most public restrooms the basin and toilets are situated some distance away from each other. So you'd presumably need to remodel existing facilities if they were not designed this way from the outset.

I would also bear in mind that a lot of people don't put the toilet seat down when flushing, so anything from one person's hands is going to be aerosolised and potentially inhaled by someone else.

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