Little spray valve can add up to huge savings for businesses

It is no secret that commercial dishwashing can use a lot of water and energy. That is the kind of invisible, everyday cost that sneakily adds up to major expenditures over the course of a year.

Here's the good news. If your restaurant or food-service facility uses a pre-rinse spray valve (also called a spray nozzle) to rinse dishes before washing, then there is an effective and painless way to start saving right away. Best of all, it is completely free.

Efficient pre-rinse spray valves (PRSVs) let you rinse dishes just as effectively while using up to 80 per cent less hot water. Of course, that means you'll need less energy to heat less water – which means lower utility bills all around.

BC Hydro Power Smart and the province's LiveSmart BC program are now offering free installations of efficient PRSVs. It is all about helping you save on your operating costs as we work together to lessen our impact on the environment. Hundreds of B.C. businesses have made the switch and are already enjoying their savings.

Spray a little, save a lot

Standard spray valves – the kind that you probably have right now – can use up to 19 litres of hot water or more for every minute that they're in use. Switching to a low-flow PRSV will give you the same clean dishes while using hundreds of litres less water every day, even with moderate usage.

Over the course of a year, that much less hot water can add up to costs savings of nearly $150 per valve.

Make the switch today

You can register for your free low-flow PRSVs online in moments and installation only takes about 15 minutes per valve. PRSVs are only available to customers located between West Vancouver and Hope. We have a limited number available so this offer is on a first-come, first-served basis. This offer continues until supplies last, but there are few left, so register as soon as possible.

Source: BC Hydro News