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Green Restaurant Certification
Restaurants are joining the good fight against water hogging. Green restaurants only serve water upon request. They are turning off the taps when not in use, and only running dishwashers with a full load.
It is estimated that the average restaurant uses 5,800 gallons per day of water, with approximately 50 percent of that used in the kitchen. The Miami-Dade Green Restaurant Project provides participating restaurants with a free pre-rinse fan jet spray valve to use in their dishwashing process, which can reduce water use in half compared to most current pre-rinse spray valves.
Additionally, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department will provide participating restaurants with the option to display informative material for their tables, doors or menus that will include the statement, "Water will be served upon request."
This project is part of the Miami-Dade County Green Business Certification program. The certification process consists of a self audit that would provide a score depending on implemented green practices. Restaurants meeting the required measures for certification will be offered an onsite verification to complete the certification process.
Other businesses that can seek Green Business Certification include:
- Dental practices
- Garment cleaning businesses
- Retail stores/offices
Green Business Certification
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