Water Savers Program
Wild Blue Carwash is a Member of the Water Savers Program
Wild Blue Car Wash is proud to be a “green” environmentally conscious carwash and a member of the WaterSavers Program®. This program is facilitated by the International Carwash Association and aims to prevent water pollution by routing wash water to treatment prior to its return to the environment. Our water reclaim system helps us recycle 80% of the water we use so that we can be do our part in caring for the Colorado environment.
While some may think that washing your car at home is better for the environment, the fact is that Wild Blue Car Wash uses three times less water per wash than you would at home! When you wash your car on pavement, the rinse water runoff — along with all the chemicals it contains — can go into storm drains that empty directly into rivers and streams. This pollution has been proven to negatively impact aquatic life and ecosystems. Using a WaterSavers wash, like Wild Blue Car Wash in Colorado, ensures that you are using less water than regular driveway or pavement washing, and that all runoff water is returned safely to the environment.
At Wild Blue, we are committed to the environment and we are conscious about the impact we make on the natural resources of Colorado. We take pride in having all three of our Colorado locations be a part of the WaterSavers program. As a whole, Wild Blue Car Wash uses our water wisely and aims to provide Colorado with effective yet eco-friendly ways of keeping your car clean. We use 40 gallons or less per car at Wild Blue and half of that is recycled water.
As the general public becomes more focused on minimizing environmental impact through everyday actions, it is up to car wash professionals to educate consumers on the benefits of professional car washing. Many people don’t know that washing vehicles on pavement causes harm to local waterways. Water entering storm drains, unlike water that enters sanitary sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged. When cars are washed on streets, parking lots and driveways, that dirty water eventually winds up in rivers, streams and lakes. Washing one car may not seem to be a problem, but collectively, car-washing activity adds up to big problems for our waterways and aquatic life. Our water reclaiming systems at Wild Blue Car Wash help us collect, clean and recycle water so that we can continue to protect our environment.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS THE WATERSAVERS PROGRAM?
WaterSavers is a recognition program from the International Carwash Association designed to help professional car washes, like Wild Blue Car Wash in Colorado, promote their environmentally responsible business practices. As the general public becomes more focused on minimizing environmental impact through everyday actions, it is up to car wash professionals to educate consumers on the benefits of professional car washing.
WaterSavers car washes, like Wild Blue Car Wash, prevent water pollution by routing wash water to an on-site treatment system prior to its return to the environment. These car washes also use only 40 gallons (151.5 liters) or less of fresh water per car wash – less than the typical home washing machine.
You can find out more about the program at the WaterSavers website.
ARE ALL OF THE WILD BLUE LOCATIONS PART OF THE WATERSAVERS PROGRAM?
Yes, all of the Wild Blue Car Wash Colorado locations are proud to be a part of the WaterSavers program.
HOW DO YOU BECOME PART OF THE WATERSAVERS PROGRAM?
WaterSavers members must use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of potable/fresh water per car in a conveyor wash. This compares to the average home washing machine which can use up to 45 gallons (152.2 liters) of water. Or the 63 gallons (238.5 liters) in 5 minutes or less of water flow from a typical 5/8” garden hose at 50 pounds of water pressure. In addition, WaterSavers washes must ensure that all water discharge is routed to a water treatment facility. Wild Blue Car Wash adheres to and exceeds all of the requirement of the WaterSavers program.
DOES WILD BLUE CAR WASH RECYCLE WATER?
Yes, we recycle 80 percent of our water through our re-claim system. Also, we only use 20 gallons of fresh water per wash, compared to a home wash which typically uses more than three times as much water!
DOES WILD BLUE RELEASE HARSH CHEMICALS BACK INTO THE ENVIRONMENT?
No, at Wild Blue Carwash we pride ourselves in our dedication to reclaiming and recycling water. Before we release any of our used water, we filter and clean the water thoroughly.
HOW MUCH WATER DOES WILD BLUE USE PER CAR WASH?
Wild Blue Carwash uses less than 40 gallons per wash, and half of that is recycled each time. The average load of laundry takes about 45 gallons of water.
IS IT MORE ECO FRIENDLY TO WASH MY CAR AT HOME?
No, when you wash your car on pavement, the rinse water runoff — along with all the chemicals it contains — can go to storm drains that empty directly into rivers and streams. This pollution has been proven to negatively impact aquatic life and ecosystems, and you also typically use significantly more water than a car wash.
If you have any questions about how we manage our water usage, please contact us directly.