Dual-flush toilet manufacturer Caroma has donated another 250 high-efficiency toilets, urinals and sinks to Greensburg GreenTown. Greensburg, Kan., was devastated by an EF5 tornado May 4, 2007. Nearly 95 percent of homes and businesses were destroyed by the two-mile wide tornado.
Greensburg GreenTown is a nonprofit organization established to provide residents of Greensburg with resources, information and the support they need to rebuild the city as a model green community.
As part of this conservation effort, the town now has 450 high-efficiency toilets from Caroma. Since many of the city’s buildings were built in the 1960s or earlier, the toilets being replaced were either 3.5- or 5-gallon toilets ― the town is projected to save at least 4,600 gallons of water per person per year.
“By installing Caroma toilets that average only 0.96 gallons per flush, we could save more than 18,000 gallons of water per year for a family of four,” explains Daniel Wallach, director of the Greensburg GreenTown project. “Caroma’s generous donation is not only helping the families that were in need, but it will also help us with LEED Platinum certification for the most of the city and county buildings. The best part: we’re also preserving our environments by conserving hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year, [and] we didn’t have to compromise our way of life. The Caroma toilets are a technologically advanced toilet and everyone who has received one has very positive comments.”
For more information on Caroma’s high efficiency toilets and urinals, visit www.caromausa.com. To find out more information about the Greenburg GreenTown project, visit www.greensburggreentown.org.