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Environmental Issues

Spreading the word about water savings at professional carwashes

How to change perceptions and get at-home washers to work with you.
Joe J. Napoli
The carwash industry’s reputation for conserving water while being environmentally friendly has improved greatly in recent years.
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New mobile steam cleaning and detailing wash opens

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — The idea to open Vapor Car Wash originated with an introduction to the Optima Steamer, according to

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Water rationing may be coming to Canyon Lake

CANYON LAKE, Calif. — The city of Canyon Lake is providing information to its citizens to better educate them on the drought, according to The Friday Flyer.

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Carwash to close twice a week during drought

OLNEY, Texas — Olney Car Wash will be closing on Mondays and Tuesdays due to drought in the area, according to Olney Enterprise.

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At-home style carwash fundraisers restricted in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. — Boy Scouts Troop 162 in Arlington wanted to raise money with a church parking lot fundraiser but found out that the only at-home style washing that’s allowed is at your house, according to The Washington Post.

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Light lovebug season possibly from cooler weather

OCALA, Fla. — The bugs that arrive twice a year in Florida caused much less damage than in recent years, according to

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Waterless wash an effective option during drought in California

SAN FRANCISCO — With the continuing drought in California, people are spreading the word that at-home washing is the wrong way to conserve water, according to CBS San Francisco

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At-home carwashing not restricted in stage 2 water rationing

LUBBOCK, Texas— Despite reports to the contrary, stage 2 water rationing will not prohibit at-home style carwashing, according to

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Detailer introduces ‘waterless wash’ product

NEWTON, Kan. — The owner of Dave’s Detail, David Mefford, is introducing a product he calls “waterless wash,” according to The Kansan.       

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Eco-columnist finds professional carwashing environmentally friendly way to go

DANVILLE, Ky. — Amanda Wheeler, an eco-columnist, had never paid much attention to carwashing, until she got a nice new car, according to Central Kentucky News.       

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