Caroma's contribution to community is remembered

April 29, 2010
GREENSBURG, KAN. – Caroma donated 400 dual-flush toilets and hundreds of washbasins to Greensburg GreenTown.

GREENSBURG, KAN. – Caroma donated 400 dual-flush toilets and hundreds of washbasins to Greensburg GreenTown, the organization rebuilding the Kansas town here that was leveled by an EF5 tornado in 2007. The Greensburg GreenTown Anniversary Weekend event, April 30 through May 2, will commemorate the third anniversary of the tornado that destroyed the town.

The weekend long celebration will include the grand opening of the GreenTown visitor center and Silo Eco-Home model (which features a Caroma Profile Smart toilet on display), a handful of local street events, a concert featuring country music legend George Jones and much more.

Inspired by this tragic story and Greensburg’s plan to rebuild, Caroma donated Sydney Smart dual-flush toilets and washbasins to help the community reach their goals of water conservation and green building. The toilets feature two buttons for flushing; the half flush which uses 0.8-gpf for liquid and the full flush which uses 1.28-gpf for solids. With an average flush volume of 0.9-gpf, Caroma toilets boast the lowest water consumption in the market today and come in a variety of stylish modern designs.

“Caroma was the first major contributor to this important green initiative and we couldn’t be more grateful for their charity,” said Daniel Wallach, GreenTown's executive director. “Thanks to their highly efficient toilets, our community will conserve 10 million gallons of water annually.”

Shortly after a powerful tornado demolished the city, the people of Greensburg decided to rebuild the community as a national model for sustainable building and green living. With help from Greensburg GreenTown and their partnership with public and private entities, residents and local businesses, the City of Greensburg has been successfully rebuilt as a sustainable community that serves as a testament to the people’s will and a showcase for the potential of future green building practices.

“After visiting Greensburg and meeting the GreenTown people, Caroma decided to double our original donation of 200 dual flush toilets,” stated Derek Kirkpatrick, Caroma North America manager. “As a promoter of water conservation for more than 20 years, Caroma firmly believes that green building is important for the future and Greensburg has done an amazing job constructing a green building model town for this country and the rest of the world.”

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