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East Bay Municipal Utility District member Andrea Poke said a 10-minute wash with a normal garden hose can use over 100 gallons of water. She continued in the piece that it’s also bad for the environment because of the runoff that goes down storm drains.
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A low flow nozzle is one way to decrease water use, she said. A better choice, however, is a “waterless carwash,” like the one at Eco Green Auto Clean.
“Instead of scrubbing, we’re just lifting loose dirt off the surface of the car, and with a dry towel, we’re drying it,” said Eco Green owner, Anton Van Happen. The wash charges $15 to $20 for a cleaning.
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