WaterSavers® members receive exclusive access to marketing resources that promote their environmentally friendly business practices and help drive consumers to their car washes. PurWater and PurClean systems are a great way to make sure you meet the requirements of the WaterSavers program.
Many people don't know that washing vehicles on pavement causes harm to local waterways. Water entering storm drains, unlike water that enters sanitary sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged. So, when cars are washed on streets, parking lots and driveways, that dirty water eventually winds up in rivers, streams and lakes. Washing one car may not seem to be a problem, but collectively, car-washing activity adds up to big problems for our waterways and aquatic life.
According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the average home laundry machine can use up to 45 gallons of water per load.WaterSavers® car washes use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of fresh water per car. All of that water is either recycled or returned to the environment cleanly. Using a garden hose at home, you can use more than 60 gallons (227.1 liters) in as little as five minutes.