It is certainly possible to maintain a
shiny, clean car while still being mindful about your personal,
environmental impact and actively working to be more water efficient.
the best way to save water is to simply not wash your car. However, as
proud car owners, that is probably not acceptable to most of us.
Waterless car wash products provide a good clean, especially if you use
them regularly. Find out which ones Smart WaterMark certifies.
star commercial car washes use very little water for each car wash as
they use systems that recycle water and often treat it before sending it
to the sewer. Just look for the Australian Car Wash Association sign
and Smart WaterMark logo. Search to find your closest Smart WaterMark
accredited car wash.
stormwater systems are not actually equipped to collect anything other
than excess rainwater and do not have mechanisms for filtering or
treating whatever else might make its way down local drains. So the car
oils and soap suds we wash off of our cars, along with anything else
that might be in the street, are able to flow freely back into the water
systems and are responsible for the contamination of beaches, rivers,
and streams. Find out more here… Best ways to avoid this are to wash
your car whilst parked on the grass or visit a 5-star accredited
commercial car wash.
Check with your local council or water utility to see if there are any restrictions that cover your area when washing the car.
You may be one of the people that can wash a car using only two buckets of water and that's a great way to save water. But this tip is about having two separate buckets – one for washing and the other for rinsing. That way you’ll ensure you don’t scratch your beautiful paintwork as you wash it.
When it comes to washing your car, what is the best way to do it? Should you use a bucket or a hose with a trigger nozzle or take it to a commercial car wash? We've got five tips to help you wash your car efficiently.
Do you love back to basics camping? No running water. No showers. It is this kind of camping that really makes you think about the reality of water shortages. Chris Philpot, CEO, Smart WaterMark tells his story of a recent camping trip with his family.