Car wash water
recycling in Australia has gained momentum in recent years due to the
continuing drought conditions. The trend is to sustainable use of
resources and water efficiency will soon become a licencing factor for
all car washes regardless of the level of current water supplies.
Significant increases in water costs make recycling an attractive
option for purely economic reasons.
The quality of the
recycled water is the most important factor when considering systems.
It is recommended that water is only recovered from the automatic bays
and that there is a disinfection cycle included at the end of the
recycling process to ensure bacteria control. The automatic equipment
is very sensitive to particle size, particularly the touchless washes,
and your recycling system must be able to achieve the required
standard. In addition, the site specific environment needs to be
analysed - soil type and volume of dirt at your wash, and what types
of detergents are used.