Splash Car Wash Receives WaterSavers(TM) Certification for Water Conservation and Eco-Friendly Practices

August 25, 2009

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Splash Car Wash, the leading car-care company in Westchester and Putnam, NY and Fairfield, CT counties is pleased to announce its certification from the International Carwash Association’s WaterSavers(TM) program. With a longstanding commitment to their community and the environment, Splash Car Wash met the standardized requirements of the WaterSavers(TM) program by offering car owners quality professional car washes that reclaim and recycle treated water for future wash cycles, and discharge effluent to a sanitary sewer system.

The Facts: Using a commercial car wash helps you go green because compared to driveway or parking lot car washing, effluent is routed to treatment facilities as opposed to the curb and storm drains. Once in storm drain systems, toxic wastewater can enter local lakes, streams, rivers and oceans where it becomes a threat to aquatic life. The contaminants found in car wash wastewater are twofold. Firstly, there are the residual chemicals and matter — more severe than run-of-the-mill dirt and dust — that are freed from a car’s exterior when washed. These substances can include oils, greases, rust, trace amounts of benzene and residues from brake pads and exhaust fumes. Secondly, the wastewater can include chemical residues originating from the cleaning agents (soaps, degreasers, sprays, wipes, etc.) used in the car washing process. Splash Car Wash reclaims and recycles its water and processes its wastewater through filtration systems and settling tanks where it’s stripped of petroleum based residues and much of the harmful particulate matter before being released to the sanitary sewer. In addition, Splash Car Wash uses biodegradable cleaning products to further supplement their eco-conscious practices.

The Facts: Professional car washing also uses less water with advanced, computerized technology to control water output reducing the water amount used by up to 60 percent compared to a home wash with a garden hose. Splash Car Wash uses special pumps and nozzles that combine half water and half air to create pressure that effectively cleans without requiring large amounts of water. At home washing requires between 80 and 140 gallons per car. Splash Car Wash uses less than 45 gallons per car.

It is possible to keep both clean and green. Splash Car Wash Co-Owner, Mark Curtis notes “by visiting Splash Car Wash our customers opt for the eco-friendly, sustainable way to maintain their car’s value and keep it looking new. Our quality services are a win-win for both the car-owner and Mother Nature.”

About Splash Car Wash

Splash Car Wash is the 11th largest car-care company in the country. With over 28 years of experience, owners Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher are proud to offer more eco-friendly services. Splash Car Wash car-care services include: Hand Wash, Express Wash, Self-Service Wash, After Hours Washing, Five Star Detailing and Lube and Oil Change. For a complete list of car-care services and pricing at your local Splash Car Wash location please go to: www.splashcarwashes.com or www.facebook.com/splash.carwash

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