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
208,000
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
187,200
2 Hand Washes per Hour
374,400
3 Hand Washes per Hour
561,600
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

T&S Brass

T&S Brass Touch-Free Faucets
Touch-Free Faucets

In the plumbing industry, most people associate the word reliability with "long lasting," or "dependable." At T&S Brass, reliability means much more. It describes the fundamental essence behind everything we do. It means a total dedication and commitment from all of our associates to delivering the finest in craftsmanship and service.

T&S produces a full line of faucets, fittings, and specialty products for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing, and laboratory markets all across the world. All of our products are constructed from the finest materials, carefully inspected and undergo rigorous testing to ensure their durability and quality - long before they ever leave our hands.

For more than 50 years, reliability has always been a T&S trademark - not only with our product line, but our service as well. Our associates strive to deliver the best, most attentive customer service in the industry.

Underlying all of our products is a pride in craftsmanship and a commitment to customer service that makes T&S the most reliable plumbing supplier in the industry.

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