So where does the dirty water go?
The dirty water at a professional car wash is piped directly to municipal water treatment facilities.
Washing your vehicle at home or in a parking lot pollutes our waterways.
Washing your vehicle in the driveway sends untreated waste water, soaps, oils and sludge directly into the environment via storm sewers.
While well-intentioned, the same thing happens at parking lot car washes. Untreated waste goes into local streams and waterways!
Don't I save water by washing at home or in the parking lot?
Quite simply, NO.
Professional car washes use water with efficiency.
Garden hoses can waste up to 140 gallons of water per wash at home or in the parking lot. In 60 seconds, a 5/8 inch garden hose running at a typical household pressure uses 14 gallons of water!
Professional car washes typically use no more than 50 gallons of water per vehicle per wash. High-pressure pumps and nozzles at professional car washes are designed to get the most use out of water flow and conserve water.
So where should I wash?
At a professional car wash.
By doing so, you will not let harmful waste products drain into and pollute our waterways. And, at the same time, you will conserve water!