As residents of Cape Town, South Africa prepare for Day Zero, the day they run out of water, Australians can empathize as it wasn’t so long ago that they were in a similar position. The Millennium Drought, which lasted for fourteen years starting in 1997, left cities including Melbourne with only approximately a year’s supply of water in its dams.
Prompted by the epic drought, Australians have taken aggressive water conservation efforts and are on the leading edge of implementing advanced water reducing technologies. Investment in building desalination plants, grey-water recycling initiatives, capturing storm water with tanks, changes in irrigation allocation and other efficiency measures have been implemented across Australia.
Xeros Now Available in Australia
To support water conservation efforts, Australians now have access to an innovative near-waterless laundry system from Xeros that provides a perfect solution for hotels and industrial laundries looking to reduce their water and energy consumption.
"Richard Jay the Largest and Most Respected Supplier of Commercial and Industrial Laundry Machinery in Australia"
Xeros is teaming with Richard Jay, Australia’s largest and most respected national supplier of commercial and industrial laundry machinery, to bring the Xeros system to Australia.
Richard Jay was established in 1969 and is still family owned and operated. The company concentrates on all Hospitality, Healthcare and major markets such as Commercial & Coin Laundromats. With staff, warehouses and offices in all capital cities on Australia’s mainland, the company has the infrastructure and resources available to deliver the highest quality level of customer service. Richard Jay guarantees total customer service from laundry design, equipment selection, installation, training, finance packages, service, parts, and a complete range of laundry equipment.
“We find that Xeros’ environmentally friendly machines fit well with our organizational practices. The system delivers cleaner, whiter, nicely smelling linens,” said Richard Jay customer, Alan Gibson, Director of Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort.
Watch the video below to learn more about Richard Jay and Xeros
Water Saving Polymer Cleaning
The Xeros Commercial Laundry System replaces up to 80% of the water used in traditional washing machines with polymer XOrbs™ which gently massage textiles to provide superior cleaning results as compared to conventional aqueous washing methods. By combining the molecular structure of the XOrbs with a proprietary detergent solution, dirt from soiled items is attracted and absorbed by the XOrbs, producing cleaner results in ambient water.
The reusable XOrbs have a lifespan of hundreds of washes before being collected and recycled. The patented, award-winning system uses 80% less water, up to 50% less energy, and approximately 50% less detergent than traditional machines.
The Xeros system’s gentle washing method not only delivers a superior cleaning performance but extends the life of linens thus saves on replacement costs.