Commercial Laundry Facilities Introduction
Commercial, institutional and industrial (CII) laundry facilities clean large quantities of fabrics in a wide range of varieties and uses.� Some are on-site facilities dedicated to washing fabrics used at the location; these are often referred to as an On Premises Laundry (OPL). OPLs are typically found in hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, universities, etc. Centralized contract laundries that launder fabrics from other businesses (such as uniforms, restaurant table cloths, bed linens, etc) are usually referred to as Industrial Laundries. In either case, both types of facilities use vast amounts of water at varying degrees of efficiency.�The potential for water conservation exists in most all facilities and should be part of every utility�s CII water conservation strategy. This page evaluates washer-extractors and tunnel washers.