DOE said to be eying new kitchen spray nozzles

The U.S. Department of Energy is considering new standards for commercial hand-held spray nozzles, the devices used to rinse restaurant dishes prior to being put through a dishwasher, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group.

The NRDC says the proposed new standards would cut establishments’ energy and water usage by 9 percent, or $70 to $80 per year.

The new standards would not take effect until 2019.

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