Grocery Stores

On average, half of the water used by a typical supermarkets is used in the evaporative condensers, usually amounting to more than 1.5 million gallons per year per store, depending on local climate and the size of the supermarket. With the Flosaver ™ Air Reduction & Efficiency Valve, you can stop paying for the air in your water lines, and reduce your total overall operational expenses.

Grocery stores hold an increasingly massive demand for water usage, especially during COVID-19. With drastically increased sanitation guidelines, the amount of water supply for buckets of water for mopping, along with other cleanliness techniques, increases the water bill tremendously. This, of course, is just one element of water supply demand for grocery stores. Supermarkets use an estimated 2.6 to 4.5 gallons of water per transaction. Restrooms account for approximately 17% or more of usage, especially with common careless customers and employees who leave faucets running (which this approximation does not even include). On an even higher scale and constant usage, refrigerated and frozen food displays with water-cooled condensers total to just about 50% of the total water consumption, typically using 1.5 million gallons of water annually. Kitchen areas are also constantly using water, specifically up to 3 gallons per minute. This adds up between the need for washing dishes, dishwashers, pots, pans, foot prep, coolers, etc. Other uses within grocery stores are air conditioning, clean ups for spills, and cold-water-sprayed vegetables, the price varies and adds up to more than any location is aiming to pay for. Placing a low-flow valve such as ours would help to conserve water and significantly minimize operating costs. Get a quote today from our team to see how much could be saved in your specific grocery store. Let’s work together to get ahead of water waste and maximized payments.