Conventional washer-extractors typically use around 1.3 to 3.5 gallons per pound of dry cloth. These facilities use water and energy not only for wash and rinse cycles, but also for steam-press equipment, reclamation of dry clean solvents, and back flushing filters. With so many water and energy intensive processes, it is important to save water wherever and whenever possible.
ADWR Fact Sheet: The Commercial Laundry Facility provides information on professional laundry facilities, hospitals, hotels, prisons, etc. To find out about multi-family laundry facilities, please visit the Residential section of this website.