Have you ever thought how much it costs to clean your crockery and glassware? It's probably considerably more expensive than you thought...
People are becoming more and more aware of the importance of saving water, however it's not always obvious just how much your business is using and how much it all costs. Even routine tasks such as rinsing vegetables or washing your hands use considerable amounts of water. It's rather surprising that a normal tap, dripping twice a second uses around 16,000 litres of water a year. That's around £80* worth of water, literally down the drain. That same tap, left running normally uses around 18 litres of water a minute, adding up to nearly 26,000 litres in just one day!
Some modern dishwashers use advanced technology to detect how soiled the contents are and only use the energy and water necessary to leave your dishes and cutlery sparkling and ready for service. Even if you only loaded your machine once a day, every day for a year, you'd save around 40,000 litres of water in comparison to washing by hand.
Of course, every business is different and it's not always easy to know just how much you are using and whether it's economical to either upgrade your existing machine or to install a new one in your kitchen. A good general rule of thumb is that if your current dishwasher is more than ten years old, a new, energy efficient machine is likely to wash quicker, use less energy and water and easily pay for itself over its lifespan.
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By David Evans
*Based on water pricing supplied by South East Water