Dear valued carwash partners,
COMBATTING THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS
Water is becoming more expensive every day. The lack of freshwater resources to meet demand
affects every continent on the globe and was listed in the 2019 World Economic Forum as one of the
largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade. Due to rising populations and
changing consumption patterns, water has become a resource that is rapidly growing more and more
precious around the world. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible as well as save on the
increasing costs levied by local municipalities, the carwash industry has recognized a need for water
treatment solutions that are tailored specifically to the car wash operator. Throughout the last decadethis technology has seen exponential growth in an industry built on the consumption and usage of water. In an era of new technology and continuing innovation, how do car wash operators find solutions that fittheir needs specifically without wasting their other resources – time, money and most importantly the quality of their wash? There are many options for water treatment solutions within the carwash industry today. Finding the right solution for each situation can take time and effort that can be difficult to find while also managing a business. It is important to find a company that will partner with you to offer informed and educated decisions to save you and your customers time and money from beginning to end. It’s also important to find equipment that fits your sites needs without taking up valuable resources or negatively impacting wash quality.
Water restrictions or not, there’s good reason to make a commitment to water conservation and water reclamation in the carwash industry. Water and sewer costs have increased an average of 50% since 2008.
Do you know exactly what’s in your city’s water? Most people don’t, and that’s okay. Here at PurClean we believe that knowledge is power. The more you know about the contents of your water, the more equipped you are to find water treatment solutions that will work for your site specifically. That’s why we like to partner with our customers from the beginning, and we start by testing your water source. But what does this mean exactly? This article will walk you through what we test for, why and what the results might mean for you and your customers.
New Wave Industries was founded in 1988 in Rocklin, California. It was a small company that was housed in only 2,200 square feet of warehouse space and designed equipment specific to the needs of the retail automobile industry. The systems created were essentially pressure washers but would eventually evolve into what is now the PurClean Auto Dealer Series of systems. The early systems were portable pressure washers integrated with the technology of demineralization in order to provide higher quality water. The goal was to provide the dealerships with an efficient and money-saving method of washing vehicles on the lot without having to hand dry them. As the process and design evolved even further, the demineralization technology was swapped out for something that was more cost-effective and is something New Wave Industries still uses today - reverse osmosis. The reverse osmosis technology was able to generate even higher quality water at a lower cost, reducing the dealerships cost per vehicle even more. The PurClean Auto Dealer Series of systems remain in production today and can be seen in person at the upcoming NADA show in Las Vegas, NV.