Topic: Water

Car wash restrictions in Texas

USAWhile a heat wave and drought continues in parts of the USA, some cities have put a cap on private AND commercial car washing. In Marlin (Texas), car washes are able to operate with a...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

La Laveuse, when water is becoming a luxury

FranceFive years ago his colleagues were mocking him for dreaming about a car wash using recycled water. Now Frédéric Demoulin runs a successful business in the south of France, called La Laveuse. Soon, the brand...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Car washes fined after water restrictions

IndiaIndian authorities have fined more than 22 car washes in one weekend in Bangalore for using freshwater for the business. Parts of India are facing a drought. Therefore, many municipalities have restricted the use of...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

From wooden shoes to a wooden car wash

SustainabilityJust a stones throw north of Amsterdam, NEXT Architects are building a new petrol station, repair shop and car wash made of wood. The sustainable project will host an unmaned AVIA XPress station.Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Water regulations on the agenda at CWSE

Car Wash Show EuropeWith stringent regulations on water consumption, chemical use and staffing, car wash owners face many challenges today. If you want to get smarter about solutions for these current challenges there is no better place than...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Spain’s water shortage to get worse

SpainThe OECD warns that Spain will face the most dramatic water shortages in the European Union. The international organization sees a bleak outlook in which climate change will reduce rainfall and hurt agriculture and other...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

More Indian car washes fined for water misuse

asia50 carwashes in India recently got a notice from the local government they were breaking the rules by illegally extracting groundwater for their businesses, The Times of India reports. In a country where climate change...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Drought: no more car washing in Jamaica

JamaicaWater shortage is not only threatening car wash operators in parts of Southern Europe and the United Kingdom. The tropical island of Jamaica is also suffering from a drought. Since Friday, car washing has been...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Ban on car washing in southern part of France

Residents of the southern French region Pyrénées-Orientales may no longer wash their cars or water their gardens. French Ecology Minister Christophe Béchu even banned the sale of (inflatable) water pools because of the drought in...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Hosepipe ban in UK’s Southwest extended

Car owners in the Southwest of the United Kingdom ar not allowed to wash their vehicles privately.  Because of continued drought, a hosepipe ban has come into force across large parts of Devon, the BBC...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Drought in France: ban on car washes

Due to the ongoing drought, France is taking emergency measures to combat another dry summer. It has never been as dry in the country during winter since measurements were taken in 1959. Restrictions  are already...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Drought in France ends. At least for now

After a record dry spell of 31 days without significant rainfall, France finally saw some rainfall again this week. But concerns remain over water reserves. Not only in France, but also in other South European...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Washing with cold water becomes hot

With energy prices in Europe at an all-time high, the latest cold water wash chemistry by WashTec comes as a blessing. Getting good results in a self-service car wash without hot water? You better believe...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet