MODESTO, Calif. — On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown made recommendations to reduce water use in drought-stricken California, according to a press release.

The suggestions included asking Californians not to use at-home washing, where water is wasted, and “potentially toxic residue ends up in the public wastewater system,” noted the release.

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Evan Porges, president of Prime Shine Car Wash, based in Modesto, Calif, said, “The efficiency between a professional carwash facility like ours and washing at home is huge. We use 30 gallons of fresh water to wash your car; washing at home can be as much as 100 gallons. Additionally, we filter and recycle almost all the fresh water we use.”

California is suffering from a third straight year of below-average rainfall, according to the release.

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