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Environmental Responsibility

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   SuperShine Car Wash is proud to be a member of the WaterSavers Program via the International Car Wash Association. As members of the Grand Prairie community, we take very seriously our responsibilities to the environment. By recycling water and using only the latest and greatest state-of-the-art equipment, we are helping to ensure a safe, clean future for our community. When you wash your vehicle at a WaterSavers car wash, you’re helping to protect our waterways and conserve water! WaterSavers car washes are held to the highest standards of environmental responsibility.

   Did you know that washing your car at home allows harmful toxins and chemicals to run directly into our storm drains?

   And did you know that washing with a garden hose can use more than 60 gallons of water in as little as five minutes? Water entering storm drains, unlike water that enters sanitary sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged. So, when cars are washed on streets, parking lots and driveways, that dirty water eventually winds up in rivers, streams and lakes. Washing one car may not seem to be a problem, but collectively car washing activity adds up to big problems for our waterways and aquatic life. Water used to wash your car at home or at a charity car wash drains directly into and poisons the environment.

   About 80% of the water we use at SuperShine is filtered and reclaimed and all final waste water flows to the sewer for treatment and processing before being released into the environment. Even if you use a biodegradable soap like we do, your wastewater may carry trace amount of metals (copper from brake dust and zinc from tire wear) along with small amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel, oil, grease and antifreeze.

   Also, WaterSavers car washes use less than 40 gallons of water per wash – that’s less than the average laundry cycle!