Our project developed the steps needed to evaluate and ultimately implement a new mopping system for the vivarium at the Anschutz Medical Campus, as part of our effort to decrease labor time and chemical and water usage, while maintaining bioexclusion requirements. A further description of the evaluation process can be found in the attached poster, which highlights a presentation the team made at the national meeting for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science national meeting. Mopping System Poster
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THE UNIVERSITY?
Per year, we save 3,900 hours of labor (which translates to $108,030.00), 619 gallons of chemical (which translates to $8,365.91), and 40,794 gallons of water with the new system.
We’ve been using the new system for a year and a half and we are still loving it.
Submitted by: Michelle Wallace, Jamie Tackett, Laura Richardson, and Jori Leszczynski, Research Services, University of Colorado School of Medicine