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FLUSHMATE® celebrates 25 years as a leader in water savings technologies

Paul DeBoo, (847) 233-5022 or James Nowakowski, (847) 358-4848
Published: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRANKLIN PARK, IL - For 25 years, FLUSHMATE®, a manufacturer of pressure-assist technology, has been a leader in water conservation in virtually every market from hotels to schools, commercial buildings and in the home.

FLUSHMATE has proven its ability to consistently develop products that continue to increase water savings and conserve more water than any other water closet flushing mechanism. This is demonstrated with the successful development of the FLUSHMATE®: from the 1.6 gpf to the 1.28 gpf and now the current FLUSHMATE® IV 1-gallon pressure assist operating system.

FLUSHMATE has saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water over 25 years, which would compare to providing water for the entire population of the United States for one day. Statistics are based on the average household use of 100 gallons of water per day per person with flushing toilets being the number one water usage activity.

"We are proud to be celebrating a 25-year milestone of water-saving innovations. We look forward to many more years of continued success in developing more superior products for existing and new markets and OEM partnerships that will raise the bar higher for the plumbing industry and conservation initiatives," said FLUSHMATE Chief Operating Officer Joe Bosman. "We will continue our commitment to water conservation and protecting the environment. This is the driving force for developing advanced levels of water saving technologies, with no sacrifice in performance."

Over the years, FLUSHMATE has been honored with awards and recognition for its pressure-assist technology. FLUSHMATE IV was selected by BuildingGreen Inc., publisher of GreenSpec® Product Directory and Environmental Building News™, to its Top 10 new green building products because of FLUSHMATE IV's environmental impact in saving water in 2004. Plus, FLUSHMATE received the American Society of Plumbing Engineers' (ASPE) Award for Outstanding Service, which recognizes the plumbing engineering technology advancement that best promotes the plumbing industry.

Having received the ASPE Award, FLUSHMATE raised the bar higher with the industry's first pressure-assist, 4.0-liter (1 gallon) operating system. These are just a few of the accolades FLUSHMATE has received; consumer rating publications consistently give FLUSHMATE equipped toilets outstanding performance ratings.

For more information on the FLUSHMATE IV and other water-savings products, visit www.flushmate.com or call 1-800-580-7141.

FLUSHMATE, headquartered in New Hudson, Mich., manufactures FLUSHMATE Operating Systems at its state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility and has been ISO-9001 certified since 1994. FLUSHMATE is a division of Sloan Valve Company in Franklin Park, Ill. Sloan has been in operation since 1906 and produces plumbing products for commercial, industrial, and institutional markets worldwide.

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Math:
3.5 - 1.28 = 2.22 savings per flush x 4 flushes per day = 8.88 gallons saved per toilet.
8.88 x 4.8 million fixtures = 42,624,000 million gallons saved annually.
42.6M X 25 years = 1.1 billion gallons saved using Flushmate.