CA Rep. Tours Shasta Linen; Cites Water Savings

Posted April 10, 2015 at 12:04 pm

U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) recently toured Shasta Linen Supply Inc., Sacramento, and commended the efforts this food & beverage linen business is making to help California conserve scarce water resources.

“With California’s drought issues and water-conservation measures dominating the headlines in recent weeks, (Rep.) Matsui cited Shasta as an example of a historically heavy water-using business now doing its part to conserve,” said a correspondent for the Sacramento Bee in an article on the congresswoman’s visit, which was arranged by TRSA’s political action committee, TRSAPAC. “More businesses are thinking that way now,” Matsui said. “They’re looking at the way they do business with an understanding to conserve water and be more environmentally responsible.”

The April 9 article went on to describe water-saving innovations at this fourth-generation independent company, including recent adjustments in procedures and scheduling that Shasta President Noel Richardson estimates are saving the company 2,000 gallons per week over a year ago. “We really are trying to be aware of the environmental footprint we’re leaving,” Richardson said.

Richardson, who also serves on TRSA’s Board of Directors, told the correspondent that Shasta is also looking at adding a significant wastewater-reuse system in the near future. Click here to learn more.