Sloan Stands Alongside United Nations on World Water Day
Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, is proud to support the United Nations in its efforts this March 22 on World Water Day 2018 to focus attention on the importance of water.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Nature for Water,’ exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges the planet is faced with as damaged ecosystems have contributed to 2.1 billion people living without safe drinking water.
Sloan’s first product — the Royal® flushometer — was invented in 1906 as a water savings device, conserving almost 50 percent of water use when compared to common flushing devices of that time. Sloan has continued to invent new water-saving fixtures and fittings throughout the last 112 years including waterless urinals, dual flush flushometers, reclaimed flushometers and high efficient sensor faucets. Sloan’s highly efficient commercial product lines reduces the strain on stressed freshwater resources and have helped save billions of gallons of potable water.
“At Sloan, we recognize that freshwater shortages due to pollution, drought or over withdrawal are a serious epidemic all around the world,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan director of corporate sustainability. “We’re proud to support the United Nations today and every day through our work with reclaimed water and advancing water stewardship and water conservation.”
Sustainable Development Goal 6 of the United Nations is currently committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, with an emphasis on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. Sloan’s highly efficient product lineup of flushometers, fixtures and faucets work to make that goal a reality, and are ideal for new construction or any retrofit projects to save thousands of gallons of potable water each year.
Committed to creating water-saving solutions in the commercial restroom, Sloan flushometers, urinals and faucets are leading to water savings of up to 30 percent in many instances — and in the case of waterfree urinals, eliminating water use altogether.
Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. Headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, the company is at the forefront of the green building movement and provides sustainable restroom solutions by manufacturing water-efficient products such as flush valves, electronic faucets, and soap dispensing systems, sink systems and vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.