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IRWD and AccuTemp Team up for Water-Saving Restaurant Retrofit Programs

IRWD and AccuTemp Products have announced a new initiative that will allow food service operators to trade in old, inefficient steamers and rinse sprayers for newer water-saving units. The program is limited to the first 50 qualifying food service establishments.

Under the program, a flat fee of $750 per unit is charged, plus the cost of installation and old equipment removal. The food service operator receives a connectionless steamer for the kitchen, plus a 1.2-gallon-per-minute pre-rinse spray. Connectionless steamers do not require water or drain connections. They will operate for hours on less than three gallons of water and deliver the cooking speed and production capacity of conventional compartment steamers, saving hundreds of gallons of water each production day. Conventional boiler-type steamers have been found to use an average of 407 gallons of water per day, compared to less than 14 gallons per day for connectionless models.

IRWD received an enhanced conservation grant from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), which makes this new program possible.

The retail price for this new equipment ranges from $6,000-$8,000, not including installation. Food service providers can realize a water savings of approximately 80,000 gallons per year and energy savings of around 75 kilowatt hours per day.

To qualify for the Restaurant Retrofit Package Program:

  • A food service establishment must be located in the IRWD service area (Irvine, portions of Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Orange and unincorporated portions of Orange County)
  • Have one or more operating boiler-based or steam generator model compartment steamers that are connected to a water and drain line
  • Have a pre-rinse spray used for vegetable preparation or pre-cleaning of dishes before they are placed in the dishwasher

While saving water is the focus of the IRWD Restaurant Retrofit Package Program, participating operators will see lower water and sewer bills and energy cost savings, while reducing waste water.

 
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