PHILADELPHIA — The Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) recently honored ARAMARK Uniform Services (AUS) with the Gold Award for its commitment to preserving, protecting and improving the quality of Missouri’s water environment, ARAMARK reports.
The award recognizes the company’s compliance in managing wastewater from its Springfield-based industrial laundry facility. It is the seventh consecutive year AUS has received the honor.
“It recognizes our team’s diligence in ensuring that we reduce our environmental footprint while delivering exceptional operational results,” says Cavin Cowan, AUS general manager.
Operating five days a week, the facility processes approximately 24,000 garments each day and treats approximately 55,000 gallons of wastewater.
The treatment system includes a heat reclaimer that recovers and reuses the heat from the wastewater (wash-water temperature is heated to 160 F), reducing the plant’s gas use by 15%. In addition, a water-reuse system minimizes clean-water use by 20%, saving 2.6 million gallons per year.