"On the Go with Joe," a light-hearted news segment series produced by FOX affiliate KPTV, recently highlighted Sloan's Dual-Flush Flushometers, which are installed at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon.
Reporter Joe Vithayathil, who regularly mixes tongue-in-cheek observations with serious reporting during his "On the Go" segment, ventured into the men’s restrooms at the airport to test the Dual-Flush Flushometers for himself.Vithayathil demonstrated the manual UPPERCUT® Flushometer’s Dual-Flush options by pouring Mountain Dew into a toilet to simulate the need for a reduced flush, and then throwing in half a Twinkie for a full flush. He also stood in front of an electronic Sloan ECOS™ Dual-Flush Flushometer just long enough to trip the low-flush mode.The airport has installed 330 UPPERCUT® Flushometers in its public restrooms, while the Sloan ECOS™ Flushometers are in the restrooms of the Port of Portland offices."We actually get a lot of fan mail on the flush valves," said Steve Johnson, a spokesman for the Port of Portland who was interviewed for the segment. "Oregon is a very environmentally conscious place to live. People appreciate that we’re conserving water in the airport."According to Johnson, the Sloan Dual-Flush Flushometers are saving the airport about 30,000 gallons of water every day—enough water to fill about 600 bathtubs.