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Westwood Elementary Delivers Kid- and COVID-Proof Restroom Experience

Oct. 12, 2021
School now features Sloan water closets, flushometers, urinals, sinks, and faucets.

Westwood Elementary School provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for more than 600 students each day, while helping its students reach their full potential through both academic success and social excellence.

The school was built in 1950, and after nearly 70 years of use, it was time for a new building. Westwood knew it needed top-tier restroom fixtures to support the traffic associated with hosting hundreds of kids, faculty, and staff every day. The school had previously partnered with Sloan and was familiar with its products. So when it came time to select restroom products for the new facility, the choice was easy. The new Westwood Elementary School now features Sloan water closets, flushometers, urinals, sinks, and faucets.

“It just makes people feel better about using our facilities when we know they’re nice, clean, and easy to maintain," said John Anders, facilities director for Stillwater Public Schools. "That’s what Sloan brought to Westwood Elementary School.” 

Touch-Free is Trouble-Free

Sometimes, kids will be kids. And restroom fixtures in elementary schools can be subject to unintended abuse such as turning off the faucet too aggressively or not turning the faucet handle off all the way, leading to excess water usage. That’s why Westwood chose to install Sloan EAF-200 Optima® Hardwired-powered Faucets in all school restrooms. These touch-free, sensor-activated faucets feature double infrared sensors with automatic self-adapting sensor technology that eases the burden on Westwood’s facility maintenance staff without the worry of incorrect usage from students. The touch-free products also provide the school with a hygiene-friendly environment in a post-COVID world by providing touch-free restroom solutions for students and faculty alike.

An 'A+' Grade for Design

As a brand new facility, Westwood represents the gold standard for design and aesthetics for all Stillwater Public Schools. And its restrooms are a big part of that, where fixtures like SloanStone® 3-Station Gradient Sinks, Regal® 111 Flushometers, and ST-2459 Wall-mounted Water Closets are contributing toward a cleaner, more visually pleasing aesthetic in all Westwood restrooms. The clean and smooth look of the water closets comes courtesy of its durable, hygienic vitreous china construction with an elongated rim. The water closets also feature SloanTec® Hydrophobic Glaze, which inhibits the growth of germs and bacteria and simplifies the cleaning process for facility maintenance teams.

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