The cover story in Professional Carwashing & Detailing’s December issue, “It pays to be green,” dives into the current global water situation and how the carwash industry can play a part in saving this precious resource.

In the article contributing writer Denise Wight discusses the steady influx in water and sewer rates, and how incorporating water management strategies, such as reclaim systems,  are not only environmentally friendly but can also save money.

“Today, with the use of technology in advanced reclaim systems in the market, your carwash could not only be environmentally friendly, but it could also save your business thousands of dollars each year — how much savings depends on location,” writes Wight.

Read the entire cover story on water management here.

Our editorial team regularly features polls and surveys, as well as conducts reader visits, in our ongoing effort  to stay up to date about the latest trends and news impacting the car care industry and to learn more about what is important to our readers.

For this month’s poll, which is also available on the right hand side of’s home page, we have water at the top of our minds.

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