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WaterSavers: How Professional Car Washes Keep Your Car Cleaner and Greener

WaterSavers How Professional Car Washes Keep Your Car Cleaner and Greener Home Car Washing: AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER 11 gallons Amount of water garden hoses use per minute (1 MIN 10 minutes of rinsing a car at home = 7dishwasher cycles Toxic wastewater flows into storm drains and then to waterways Wastewater may contain: Oil Ammonia • Tar Heavy Metals Pollution Potential 62,000 CARS that'o only .02% produced this waterway pollution in ONE YEAR through home car washing: of all the cars in the U.S. 190 Gallons 400 Pounds of and diesel = 55gal gas of phosphorus and nitrogen 15 30.97 14.01 60 Pounds 2200 Pounds of ammonia = 5.15lbs of surfactants = 10lbs 3000 Pounds of solids = 100lbs ICA WaterSavers Program The International Carwash Association's WaterSavers program makes professional car washes the green choice: Water Reclamation Wastewater Treatment Oil, grease, and other pollutants are removed Reclaim Tank Recycled water reduces Water is sent to waste water waste by 40% or more facility instead of storm drains High Pressure Jets Water-use Restriction Annually inspected for efficiency No more than Clean cars with less water 40 gallons of water Splact CAR WASH Sources: www.splashcarwashesct.com www.washwithwatersavers.com/why water savers/preventing water- pollution www.practicallygreen.com/actions/use-a-car-wash-that-participates-in-the-watersavers-program www.forbes.com/2010/04/06/water envrionment-biodegradable technology ecotech-car wash.html?partner-alerts www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2009/06/do_carwashes_hose_the_planet.html

WaterSavers: How Professional Car Washes Keep Your Car Cleaner and Greener

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Trying to go green? Professional car washes use reclaimed water and safe wastewater treatments to decrease water usage and toxic disposal. Because of these procedures, cleaning your vehicle at a profe...

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