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Environmental Issues

Drought forces wash to shutdown for two days a week

May 19, 2014
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The manager of All American Car Wash is not happy about closing two days a week, but understands that businesses need to do their part during the drought, according to Texomashomepage.com.


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MCA wash event to raise funds, spread message of eco-friendly carwashing

May 19, 2014

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — The Wash to Save the Bay event raised $7,000 in 2013, and this year it will take place June 7, according to a press release.  


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Is a water reclaim system right for your wash?

May 17, 2014
A water reclaim system can be a great way for a carwash to save money on water and sewer bills, but before purchasing one, you need to know if it will benefit your wash.


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Puget Sound Car Wash Association spreading word about cleaning cars the right way

May 16, 2014
SEATTLE — It’s not just the dirt that’s on a car's exterior, but also “grime that can contain heavy metals, oil, and toxic chemicals,” that can hurt the environment, according to a press release. 


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With at-home washing banned, a carwash is saving water, losing money, by eliminating wash packages

May 12, 2014
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — An incomplete water system has caused water restrictions in Minnesota, according to station KSFY.
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Carwash lowers costs by decreasing water consumption

May 8, 2014
DE PERE, Wis. — Classy Chassis Car Wash was able to decrease costs by 20 percent while increasing quality by using CSI technology, according to a press release. 


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‘Waterless’ wash at parking garage

May 6, 2014

VANCOUVER, Canada — The Pacific Centre underground lot gives those parking downtown a chance to get their vehicle cleaned with a waterless wash while they go run errands, according to a press release.


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At-home style carwash fundraisers banned due to stormwater regulations

May 5, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. — A permit has been issued by the Department of Environmental Services which disallows at-home style wash fundraisers, according to ARLnow.com.


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Increasing drought across the Ozarks

May 2, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— With large deficits in rainfall, the region is suffering from drought conditions, but a carwash owner is getting the word out that professional washing is a water saver, according to station KSPR.   


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Dust storms lead to busy days at the carwash

May 1, 2014
AMARILLO, Texas — The day of a dust storm is slow for a carwash, but immediately after is when business picks up, according to Myhighplains.com.


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