As one of our most precious natural resources, any and all water conservation efforts made by a dry cleaner can have an enormous impact on our water supplies and ease the burden on our sewer infrastructures.

The typical dry cleaning machine demands a water flow rate of approximately 5 gallons a minute during the drying, cool down and deodorize/purify cycles. In addition, cleaners have a water demand for solvent cooling, cleaning fluid distillation, laundry, wetcleaning, bleaching sinks, toilets, hand washing, drinking, etc.

When used for cooling purposes, dry cleaners are in a position to use a recirculating system, which would dramatically reduce demand. In other areas, water efficient toilets, faucets, drinking fountains and other appliances can also dramatically impact the water consumption bottom line.

Here is a list of some of the things a cleaner can do to conserve and protect water:

  1. Recirculating Water Tower
  2. Recirculating, Energy Efficient Water Chilling System
  3. Swamp coolers
  4. Toilets: Ultra Low Volume Flush, tank banks or float boosters
  5. Low flow faucet aerators
  6. Low flow drinking fountains
  7. Low level laundry washers
  8. Retriever hot water systems
  9. Biodegradable, non-toxic boiler compound
  10. Biodegradable and non-toxic laundry products
  11. Biodegradeable, non-toxic anti-freeze
  12. Recirculated rinse water cycles on washers