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Where does the water go after your car has been washed?

2017-03-02 10:49:08 admin

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The public seems to have a misconception that washing a car at a full service car wash uses more water and creates more pollutants than washing a car at home. All the public sees is a large number of cars going through the carwash and the amount of water used. The general public is unaware of the sophisticated technology built into a full service carwash. Using a full service car wash rather than washing a car at home is less dangerous to the environment.

A full service car wash uses less water per vehicle than washing a car at home in the driveway. A study done by the International Carwash Association shows that an average car washed at home uses up to 140 gallons of water per car. The study was conducted using a typical 5/8" garden hose using 50 pounds per square inch (PSI), running on an average of 10 minutes.

Cars washed at a full service carwash use water at a much higher pressure with a lower volume. This is done by using high-pressure pumps and nozzles designed to wash a larger surface area in a shorter amount of time. This process washes each vehicle as quickly, yet effectively, using the least amount of water possible. Car wash operators realize that they must do all they can to conserve water since this is their biggest expense in operating a professional car wash.

One car washed at home really isn't enough to be alarmed about, or is it? After all, it's not just one car being washed at home. Thirty-nine percent of car owners wash their cars at home, which generates a substantial amount of water an pollutants going directly into our storm drains that eventually end up in our oceans and the environment.

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