Christeyns UK supplies water saving equipment for Eton College

Christeyns UK has helped Eton College, one of the country’s best known boarding schools, to meet its environmental goals with a new water filtering system.

Earlier this year the college tackled the issue of water saving with the installation of a new storage and filtering system, Lint X.

Renowned for its innovative water and energy saving systems, Christeyns installs equipment in commercial and on-premise laundries across the UK and Ireland that complement the use of its patented Cool Chemistry and other detergent programmes.

Eton College has had a laundry on site since 1881 and has been using Christeyns’ chemistry for almost a decade.

A dedicated team of 30 run and maintain the laundry that processes 50,000 items per week which includes everything from rugby kit to chef’s outfits.  Items are sorted, washed, ironed and then individually repacked for each student.

Paul Bayley, facilities manager, said: “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, realising that the old tank system was way beyond being efficient.”

Christeyns Water and Energy specialist, Brett Cartwright, analysed the current provision and needs of the College and a Lint X Compact was installed and up and running ready for the students return post lockdown.

The new unit will save the site around a third of their water usage which over the course of a year will represent a considerable saving and go a long way towards meeting the College’s sustainable targets.

Lint-X Compact comprises a pair of tanks for storing and filtering used water from the washing process, typically water from the press tanks and rinse water tanks of the CBW’s.