PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 31, 2013) – American Standard is the first plumbing manufacturer to offer 1.1 gallons per flush (gpf) manual flushometer toilet systems that use 14 percent less water than 1.28 gpf high efficiency toilet (HET) flushometer systems, and 31 percent less than 1.6 gpf systems. These ground-breaking toilet systems consist of a 1.1 gpf manual toilet flush valve combined with either an American Standard Afwall or Madera universal toilet bowl.
An ideal solution for architects and specifying engineers focused on water conservation, these new toilet system flush valves significantly reduce water use without sacrificing performance. This level of water savings will contribute toward LEED points, even in areas that are required to use 1.28 gpf toilets, such as Texas and California. These 1.1 gpf flushometer systems offer excellent drainline carry and have been proven to successfully flush 800 grams of waste in Maximum Performance Testing (MaP), an independent report of toilet bulk removal performance.
This new American Standard 1.1 gpf flush valve features a reliable self-cleaning piston with an integral wiper spring that cleans the refill orifice with every flush, significantly reducing maintenance and the risk of clogging. This represents a significant improvement over typical flush valves containing a rubber diaphragm prone to clogging, warping and cracking, thus requiring regular maintenance. The water volume used by competitors’ flush valves can also increase over time due to the deterioration of this diaphragm. The American Standard piston valves provide precise metering to deliver the promised water savings over an extended period of usage.
Offering further reduction in maintenance time, both the Afwall and Madera toilet bowls feature EverClean, the permanent anti-microbial finish available exclusively from American Standard. EverClean inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface, helping toilets stay cleaner, longer.
The 1.1 gpf manual flush valve also includes smart features to help prevent potential flooding and water waste: fail-safe piston valves that remain closed following a loss of water pressure and an ADA-compliant, non-hold open handle that provides automatic shut-off after every flush.
For more information on the new American Standard 1.1 gpf manual flushometer toilet systems, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 442-1902.
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