How We’re Doing Our Part To Better the Environment

As a WaterSavers destination, Sam’s Xpress Car Wash takes a proactive approach in doing our part to better the environment.

Did you know that our car washes recycle 100% of water and reuse 90% of what is recycled?
Ever wonder how it’s done?!

Sam's Xpress Car Wash Reuse Water
Well here’s how in 5 simple steps!
Step 1: During the car wash, the water is first collected into a pit underneath the car wash.
Step 2: After collection, the water travels through 7 chambers that removes sediments out of the water.
Step 3: The water then passes through a series of cyclonic filters that cleans the water.
Step 4: The water passes through an ozone treatment that kills all bacteria in the water.
Step 5: And then goes back to Step 1!

I referenced earlier that we were a WaterSavers destination, but most of you have no idea what that means, other than the assumption that we save water! Well, that is definitely part of it, but it is an actual program that Sam’s Xpress a part of!

So now the question may be “What is the WaterSavers Program?” So here it goes…

How WaterSavers® Works

To earn the WaterSavers® designation, a car wash must:

Water Quality Criteria
*Route all water discharge to a treatment facility or leech/septic field.
*Have a backflow prevention device installed and operable on the potable water supply.
*The car wash must meet all local effluent criteria.

Water Conservation Criteria
*For conveyorized or in-bay/roll-over washes, use an average of no more than 40 gallons (151.5 liters) of potable/fresh water per car.
*Use spray nozzles with maximum water efficiency and inspect the nozzles annually.
*For self-serve washes, maintain high-pressure wash nozzles and pump systems that use less than 3 gallons (11.4 liters) per minute.
*Keep water-saving devices at original or improved specifications.
*Re-use spot-free reverse osmosis concentrate (“reject”) in the wash process (if such a system is installed).

Each participating car wash must annually reaffirm that it is meeting the above criteria, including inspection by a licensed plumber or distributor member.

Learn more about how we are doing our part to better the environment and how you can too!

Did you know, that it’s actually better for the environment when you take your car through an automated wash rather than washing it yourself at home? Learn more about the benefits.

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