Area Car Wash Business Spikes During Drought
"If you wash a car at home it takes anywhere from 75-100 gallons of water. And that water goes right into the sewer drains," says James Schultz of Jimmy's Car Wash on North McCarran Boulevard in Reno. "If you come to a professional car wash we only use a third of that, 25-30 gallons per car. And while we can't reclaim it all, we do filter and reuse that same water over-and-over again."
"We can't water our lawns, we can't wash off the driveway or wash cars. Heck I only take a shower every other day right now. This is convenient but it also does help," Henkes says.
"I am a fisherman. The lakes are really low and the river is too. I just bought a house and I plan to xeriscape it, no grass or sprinklers. I've lived here for 20 years and I've never seen it like this," Hoffman said.