On Tuesday September 29, 2009, Caroma Chief Executive Mr Geoff Oliver and NSW Water Minister The Hon Phil Costa, toured the Caroma Dorf manufacturing facility at Wetherill Park, as part of Sydney Water’s Toilet Replacement.

The Caroma facility employs 300 people in Australia’s only remaining vitreous china toilet manufacturing operation, where a $50 million investment has been made to improve capability.

The Toilet Replacement Service can save homeowners up to $370 on the price of a fully installed 4-star Caroma Smartflush® toilet suite. The initiative not only provides an incentive to retrofit, but also makes it easier for homeowners to replace their old single flush toilets.

Single flush toilet suites are one of the biggest users of water inside the home and their replacement with 4.5/3L Smartflush® suites can save the average household up to 25,000L of water every year.

With over 740,000 single flush toilets in the Sydney area, up to 18 gigalitres could be saved every year by replacing these inefficient products with water-efficient 4.5/3L dual flush models.

According to Geoff Oliver, Chief Executive at Caroma Dorf:

“Significant water savings can result when single flush toilet suites are replaced with more efficient options. The Toilet Replacement Service makes water efficient fixtures more accessible to homeowners, while helping secure future water supplies.”

In 1982, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet - a leading innovation which has been adopted around the globe. Since then, Caroma has continued to refine dual-flush technology to achieve maximum flushing power from minimum water use.

The company has also introduced a number of other water-saving firsts including the Caroma Profile 5 Toilet Suite with Integrated Hand Basin which is Australia’s first 5-star WELS rated toilet suite, and the Caroma Cube 0.8L Urinal Suite, Australia’s first 6-star WELS rated urinal.

Caroma Dorf has state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Wetherill Park (NSW) and Norwood (SA) producing market-leading water saving toilet suites.