A recent study shows that the average person uses between 100 and 150 gallons of water when washing a car by hand. By comparison, our computer-controlled system uses only 40 to 60 gallons of fresh water for each wash. We also reclaim our water whenever possible. Each location is an accredited member of Watersavers. WaterSavers® is a recognition program from the International Carwash Association® that certifies that Pitstop Carwash meets water quality and usage standards.
Besides using less water, used water at all locations runs directly to a unique collection system that filters the water and removes harmful sediments and oil before it reaches local sewers. Many people don’t know that washing vehicles on pavement causes harm to local waterways which is one of the main reasons why automated car washes are better for the environment. Water entering storm drains, unlike water that enters sanitary sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged. So, when cars are washed on streets, parking lots and driveways, that dirty water eventually winds up in our rivers, bayous 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.
Providing a clean, dry and shiny car for all our customers while also trying to do our part to conserve natural resources, such as water, is extremely important to us.