Why It's Green
An installed drain captures all used water...and pumps it to a hose for landscape irrigation
"...car washing has been noted by water quality experts as a serious contributor to water pollution. " MARC (Mid-America Regional Counsel)Posted by Gwinnett County Storm Water Management
The Environmental Magazine (P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881, as published with permission by: About.com, Environmental Issues, reported by Lary West, 1/6/2010) says:
"Unlike household waste water that enters sewers or septic systems and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment, what runs off your car goes right into storm drains -- ...and eventually into rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands where it poisons aquatic life and wreaks other ecosystem havoc."
- "Few people realize that washing our cars in our driveways is one of the most environmentally un-friendly chores we can do around the house." Earth Talk, MARC (Mid-America Regional Counsel)
- Chemicals used by AutoGreenWash TM do NOT spill into storm drains.
AutoGreenWash TM uses less water - as little as 25 gallons.
- "Washing a car at home typically uses between 80 and 140 gallons" (Reported by: About.com: Environmental Issues, by Larry West)
- "..home washes average 150 gallons" (Car Washing published by Save the Sound, Inc. 2002 )
- AutoGreenWash TM can eliminate over 1,000 vehicle miles per year, in addition to the gas wasted waiting in line, If a commercial car wash is located five miles from a user's home, and two cars are washed once a week
- AutoGreenWash TM reduces vehicle emissions and gasoline consumption.