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The average driveway car wash uses 150 gallons of water. The average person uses 50 gallons of water to pressure wash their driveway. Consider these tips to conserve water and save money.
TIP 1: Avoid using your hose to spray away the debris from your driveway, sidewalks and curbs. Use a broom and properly dispose of the debris.
TIP 2: Car Wash facilities, both self-serve and full service, usually do a good job with water conservation, as well as preventing the run off from going directly to the streams and rivers.
TIP 3: When washing your car at home, use an adjustable spray nozzle on your hose, and shut-off the water at the nozzle when you aren’t actively using the water. Also, it helps when you use an appropriate degree of a misting spray instead of full flow.
TIP 4: A hose mistakenly left dribbling away in the grass or garden can waste thousands of gallons of water over the course of a summer.