Clean Machine is also a participating member of the Water Savers® program, which recognizes car washes that limit the amount of fresh water used per wash and use environmentally responsible run-off management practices.

WaterSavers® members must use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of potable/fresh water per car in conveyor and in-bay/roll-over systems. Self-service washes must use 3 gallons (11.4 liters) of water per minute or less. This compares to the average home washing machine’s use of 41 gallons (152.2 liters) of water (Source: Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense) and 63 gallons (238.5 liters) in 5 minutes or less of water flow from a 5/8” garden hose at 50 pounds of water pressure (Source: University of Idaho).

In addition, WaterSavers® washes must ensure the following:

  • All water discharge is routed to a water treatment facility or leech/septic field as permitted.
  • A backflow prevention device is installed and operable on the potable water supply.
  • All spray nozzles are inspected annually to ensure maximum efficiency of water used.
  • All water-saving devices are maintained to original or improved specifications for the conservation of water.
  • Spot-free reverse osmosis concentrate (a.k.a. reject) is reused in the wash process (if system is installed).