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Environmental Issues

Saving the environment is important to customers as much as it is to carwash owners and operators.

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Drivers take #DirtyCarPledge during drought

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Drivers are conserving water during a long drought by not washing their cars, but commercial carwashes try to remind people they are drought-conscious.


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Lighting company expands operations with new facility

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The new location will allow customers to receive products more quickly.


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City grants extension to carwashes on city water during ongoing drought

WICHITA FALLS, Kan. — Carwashes will not have to haul water in for now, but with a stage five drought in place, that could change.


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Committee okays private well for carwash

MILTON, Del. — A carwash owner says chemically-treated water is not good for a car’s paint, and now he can wash vehicles with untreated well water.


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Report: The future of water in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — Australians commonly use more water per capita than anyone else on the globe, and water security is becoming a critical environmental issue.


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Waterless restroom fixtures

Calculating the savings provided by waterfree restroom fixtures.


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Gas stations disappearing due to housing market recovery

SAN FRANCISCO — Gas stations with low profit margins are being replaced with million dollar condos and high-end apartments.


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Gas station overhaul will remove carwash, create open space

SAWBRIDGEWORTH, England — The removal of the town’s only automated carwash is part of a plan to reduce the station’s carbon footprint.


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Around the Industry

California's themed carwashes

Rock 'n' roll themed location is music to one wash owner's ears.

A firsthand look at the new carwash trend in the 'Entertainment Capital of the World,' Los Angeles.


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