Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

Water & Cost Savings Calculator

Safe Levels for handwashing must be set prior to food-service productivity rates. Both the quality and frequency of handwashing are important Best Practices to measure and monitor. In this case, specifying electronic faucets for employee convenience and food safety resulted in unexpected savings — enough to pay for the Best Practices faucets.

See your potential savings:

Employee Hours per Week
Number of Employees
Number of Weeks Open
Annual Employee Hours
Electronic Faucet “Time Out” Factor:* x 0.9
*Apply electronic faucet “time-out” factor of 0.9 gallons saved per 20 second handwash. [Manual faucets flow while adjusting temperature, applying soap, during scrub phase and turning off. This results in approximately 25 seconds of “timeout” for electronic faucets. A 2.2 gallon flow rate shut off for 25 seconds saves 0.9 gallons of water.]
1 Hand Wash per Hour
2 Hand Washes per Hour
3 Hand Washes per Hour
Your Water Cost per 1,000 Gallons: $
Your Sewer Cost per 1,000 Gallons: $
1 Hand Wash per Hour
$ 2,047.97
2 Hand Wash per Hour
$ 4,095.94
3 Hand Wash per Hour
$ 6,143.91

The energy saved to heat the water represents additional savings.
Please Note:

  • All unit rates are based upon 1,000 gallons.
  • All rates are based on consumption only. Most cities charge additional customer service charges based on meter size and other factors.
  • Some cities vary their water consumption charges based on meter size. In these cases average costs are used.
  • Some cities vary their water consumption charges based on seasonal changes. We have utilized an average cost.
  • Some cities charged different consumption rates for inside and outside the city limits. These are noted when applicable.
  • Some cities’ charges go up based on an increasing or decreasing consumption scale. A usage amount is the basis here.

Leadership Company

Chicago Faucets

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Touch-Free Faucets

Chicago Faucets has been America's leading manufacturer of commercial faucets for over 110 years. With manufacturing, research, and development facilities located solely in the United States, you can count on products that are made with an unwavering commitment to quality backed by know-how and determination that are uniquely American.

Our foundry, manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities are located within a 350 mile radius of our corporate office. This provides unparalleled control of product quality and an ability to quickly deliver products to any location in the United States. 

Electronic Faucets

Chicago Faucets makes the most dependable electronic faucets on the market. We surround our state-of-the-art electronics with heavy-duty, solid brass for unsurpassed performance and durability. Whether your goal is better hygiene, water conservation or style, we offer three unique families of electronic faucets that are sure to exceed your expectations: EQ Series, HyTronic® Series, and E-Tronic® 40.

HyTronic® Series

  • Above-deck design. All electronics are housed above the deck for easy installation and maintenance.
  • Styles for any application. A choice of 6 faucet styles, 3 power options, and 3 mixing options to meet any application.
  • Advanced electronics. With optional Commander® handheld programming unit, access additional operating modes, troubleshoot, and monitor usage from the palm of your hand.
  • Unsurpassed dependability. Tested to over 4 million faultless operations.

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