Sloan has introduced its ST-2449 Floor Mount Water Closet to meet the requirements of the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS).
Similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and other state and federal disability rights laws, TAS standards also include a juvenile category for children between the ages of five and eight who are disabled or in a wheelchair. Restrooms in public buildings in Texas whose primary users are juveniles must provide a toilet with a seat height between 12- and 15-inches. This requires that the toilet rim be no more than 14-inches from the floor as opposed to the standard height of 15-inches.
Sloan’s ST-2449 Water Closet features a hydraulic platform and is designed to maximize and complement the Sloan line of flushometers. Sloan’s universal Floor Mount model works with Sloan flushometers from 1.1- to 1.6-gallons-per-flush.
Chief among the facilities in Texas that will be affected by the TAS requirements are grammar schools and daycare centers. All grammar schools across the state must comply with the guidelines.
The Sloan ST-2449 Water Closet is the latest in its commitment to ADA and TAS guidelines. Other Sloan products, including the AER-DEC integrated sink that incorporates automatic soap dispensers, faucets and hand dryers on the sink deck to make it accessible, have been designed with ADA compliance as a priority.