Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Carwasher joins water clean-up effort

June 2, 2009

CHICO, CA — Russ’ Auto Detailing has become the first carwash/detail business to join the city’s Clean Water Business Partners program, which is designed to protect local waterways from pollution, according to The Chico Enterprise-Record.

The May 31 story said owner Gerald Russ Schimdt installed a $30,000 water treatment and reclaim system after becoming more aware of increasing environmental regulations. The business also has an enclosed bay for carwashing that feeds wastewater into a drain and pipeline that leads to a water tank.

"It's not a requirement, but it's the right thing to do," Schmidt told the newspaper.

According to the article, there is no cost to become a Clean Water Business Partner. Members are listed on the program’s website, brochures, and advertising.

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