Green Tool Kit: Water Conservation: Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
A low-flow pre-rinse spray valve is one of the easiest and most cost-effective energy saving devices available to the foodservice operator. In addition to minimizing water consumption, water heating energy and sewer charges are also reduced. Pre-rinse spray valves can use as little as .65 gallons per minute compared with older models that use 3 or more gallons per minute.
In order to qualify for Green Business program recognition, applicants must use 1.28 gpm spray valves or less.
For more information about pre-rinse spray valves, go to the Food Service Technology Center.