Unsure about Sloan’s claims regarding the performance of the new UPPERCUT® dual-flush flushometer, a team of engineers at Purdue University decided to test the product out for themselves. They installed a dozen dual-flush flushometers in the women’s facilities of two administrative buildings, each having complete historical water-use information available.
"We were curious as to whether or not they would make a difference," says the chief engineer regarding Sloan’s UPPERCUT.
In the end the engineers were astounded, not by the fact that the UPPERCUT saved water, but the fact that is saved so much.
Michael Carson, senior mechanical engineer, and his team of colleagues at Purdue University were a bit skeptical about the claims being made about the performance of Sloan’s UPPERCUT dual-flush Flushometer. So in the spirit of science and learning they decided to give the products a rigorous test, and were taken back by the results.
Placed in two carefully selected buildings, the 12 UPPERCUT flushometers began their test period in July of 2005. With easy-to-read instructions mounted nearby, the team carefully monitored the buildings’ monthly water usage for the next two years. Here’s what they found:
Certain months saw water usage decrease by as much as 50%. Given the University’s water cost of 91.7 cents per 1,000 gallons and a waste water cost of 5.34 per 1,000 gallons, reduction in cost due to the UPPERCUT flushometers paid for themselves in less than a year. Needless to say, Michael and his team were sold on the UPPERCUT and its performance.