This April (usually known as Earth Month since Earth Day falls on the 22nd) we’re excited to share more and more reasons why innovative technologies continue to make dry cleaning a relatively eco-friendly practice!
St Croix Cleaners is one of the largest dry cleaning facilities in the Twin Cities metro, if not Minnesota, and that means that A LOT of water is being used clean and press garments.
At a dry cleaning plant, though typical ‘dry cleaning’ does not use water, many other things do require the use of it. Water is used for washing clothes in some machines, for attached laundromat’s machines, and it is also used to create the heat and steam so that we’re able to press your garments to make them look their best.
With 20 locations across the metro, we were cleaning and pressing quite a few garments a day – and that meant we were using A LOT of water ever day. After a bit of research on how we might be able to save some of this water, we invested in a water circulation tower in 2010 that is now on the roof of our facility.
The water conservation tower recycles and purifies the majority of the water we use – saving over 2.5 million gallons of water a year! That’s enough water to fill over 92 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
Just another reason we love to help you look and feel your very best – every single day.