Cleaning and Maintenance

The Arboretum is proud to use Tennant Company's ec-H2O technology which electrically converts plain tap water into a powerful cleaning agent without adding chemicals. The ec-H2O technology was named by R&D Magazine as one of the most technologically significant developments in 2008 and continues to win global awards for innovation. Most recently ec-H2O won the prestigious European Business Award for Innovation. ec-H2O delivers proven cleaning results without the negative environmental and health concerns associated with producing, packaging, transporting, using and disposing of traditional cleaning chemicals. The technology begins as water and ends as water, so it can be handled and disposed of easily and safely; it uses 70 percent less water than traditional cleaning methods, which increases scrub time up to three times per tank; it leaves behind no slippery detergent residue on the floor; and it releases no used detergent discharge into water systems. Eliminating the need for chemical additives enhances worker safety and reduces costs for purchasing and disposal of chemicals.