A GREENER WAY TO WASH YOUR CAR


What's Green with Betsy?!?

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of the nation is under “abnormally dry” to “exceptional drought” conditions.  In San Francisco where drought is severe,  people are  issued a water allotment and should you go over your allocated amount,  there is  a significant  fine.  Additionally, shut off valves are mandatory on hoses.  You can’t wash your car without one.  My sister who lives there mentioned that everyone’s car is dirty!

Did you realize that car washing is one of the most environmentally unfriendly chores we do?  Water run off from car washing goes right into storm drains and eventually into rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands. Household waste water enters sewers or septic systems and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment.   If you wash your car at home, it is important therefore, to choose a biodegradable soap specifically formulated for automotive parts.  There are several brands such as Simple Green’s Car Wash or…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. We go to a local car wash that uses reclaimed water. Win-win as they say. We’re in California too. It’s bad.

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    • All car washes should use reclaimed water regardless of whether there is a drought or not! I hope the drought subsides! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder.

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