City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Sept. 2, 2008
Free replacement valves available for restaurants, cafeterias, commercial kitchens in Goodyear
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Restaurants, school cafeterias and other commercial kitchens in Goodyear could save more than $1,200 per year on their water and energy bills by participating in the city’s new Arizona Rinse Smart partnership with Arizona Department of Water Resources, Southwest Gas and Litchfield Park Service Co.
Commercial kitchens can receive a free replacement for high-flow pre-rinse valves that were made before January 1, 2006. Those valves use between 1 and 5 gallons per minute (gpm). The free replacement valves, which will be installed by a licensed contractor at no cost to the user, use just 1.4 gpm. All valves manufactured after Jan. 1, 2006 must use no more than 1.6 gpm.
Dishwashing accounts for 2/3 of all water use in typical restaurants. Pre-rinse spray valves typically account for half of that use, or 1/3 of all water used by these establishments.
The city of Goodyear is sending letters of invitation to restaurants, school cafeterias and other commercial kitchens throughout the City. For more information on this program call H2O365 at Goodyear Water Resources at 623-932-3010, e-mail email@example.com or check the City conservation webpage: www.goodyearaz.gov/h2o365.