Water Restrictions Fighting Fund – Donate Today!
Suggested donation amount
The ACWA Board is asking for all industry operators and suppliers (including ACWA members and non-members) to dig deep and contribute to the Water Restrictions Fighting Fund.
The recommended donation levels are as follows, however, feel free to donate more if your circumstances allow:
Operators of single sites
Operators of multiple sites
Please note all funds paid into the Water Restrictions Fighting Fund will be separately accounted for and will only be used for drought response measures as directed by the board.
The Australian Car Wash Association is not a registered charitable organisation for the purpose of tax deductible status.
Why ACWA Is Asking For Your Support
For the first time since the millennial drought in the early 2000s, the car wash industry is facing the financial impact of water restrictions on our businesses.
The car wash industry is a comparatively small user of precious water supplies. However, we are highly visible and because of this, our industry is often singled out for severe treatment.
Even now, Sydney Water has imposed harsh Level 1 Restrictions on Sydney car wash sites. Still more concerning is the Authority’s future consideration of restricting the volume of fresh water used for an automatic wash down to as low as 40 litres per car!
For most car wash operators, this will result in forced shut-down!
Our businesses and the livelihoods of our employees are too important to allow this to happen. We MUST band together and fight to ensure excessive plans to restrict our businesses are abandoned.
For ACWA to successfully push back against the tide, we need to lobby Governments and water authorities as well as commission independent research and reports to make our case to those in control. We cannot allow extreme and irrational restrictions on our businesses to be implemented.