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Wash to voluntarily close on ‘Water Conservation Wednesdays’

SAN FRANCISCO — The business expects to save about 7,500 gallons of water each week.

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SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to remain eco-friendly, Divisadero Touchless Car Wash will close down on Wednesdays starting in May to conserve water, according to Hoodline.com.

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The wash has used a reclaim system since 1987, noted the article. In 2014 the business installed a new system that reduces water usage per car by 90 percent. It has also used solar panels since 2001.

"Primarily, the decision was made because we're environmentally conscious," said Robert Bentley, the wash’s manager since 1999, in the article. "We're doing our part to conserve water. We hope that other carwashes will follow suit."

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Divisadero uses 16 gallons of water per car, stated Bentley in the article, which stands in contrast to the 160 gallons of water used per car when washed in the driveway. The Water Conservation Wednesdays effort will save another 7,500 gallons of water every week.

Employees’ pay will not be affected by the initiative, reported the article. Schedules have been adjusted so full-time workers maintain a five-day work week.

"There's no loss of employment time," Bentley shared in the article. "In fact, we were often short-staffed on heavier days, such as weekends. This has actually enabled us to refine our staffing according to business demands. It's a win-win situation all around."

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