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Eton Tackles Water Usage With New Storage & Filtering System

Eton College, the prestigious boarding school for boys just outside Windsor in Berkshire, has taken steps to reduce its water usage and consumption by installing a new water filtering system to help make its onsite laundry service more eco-friendly.

 

The Lint-X Compact system from laundry chemical and engineering specialist Christeyns UK consists of a pair of tanks to store and filter used water from the washing process, which is typically water from the press tanks and rinse water tanks, Laundry & Cleaning News reports.

 

The Eton College onsite laundry has been up and running since 1881, with a team of 30 people operating the service and processing 50,000 items a week. It’s expected that this new unit will save the site about a third of its water usage, which will help the college achieve its sustainability targets.

 

The unit itself operates between three and five pumps and a freshwater valve, to supply washing machines with used filtered water, reducing the amount of freshwater being used by the laundry.

 

Facilities manager Paul Bayley was quoted by the news source as saying: “As a whole, both the school and the pupils are focused on improving our environmental commitment. Addressing water usage was one of the initiatives that came out of a recent meeting, when we realised the old tank system was way beyond being efficient.”

 

Other steps that Eton College has taken to become more sustainable include reducing its energy costs in 2017 by replacing old energy-sapping lamps and fixtures, which reduced its carbon footprint by 61 per cent.

 

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