Washing your car and cleaning your driveway are activities that traditionally use a lot of water. Here are some ways to reduce water consumption while still having a clean driveway and car.
Many people traditionally hose their garages and paths for cleaning; however there are alternative ways to keep these areas clean using minimal amounts of water or even no water at all.
Use a broom, brush or rake to sweep and clean outdoor paths and paving instead of hosing them down with water. If you must use water, fill a bucket and use only what’s needed.
Tips For Washing Cars
- Use a waterless car wash - there are now a number of these products available.
- Wash cars, boats and other vehicles on the lawn (if practical) with a bucket not a running hose. Use a trigger nozzle or a positive shut-off nozzle infrequently for occasional rinsing sprays.
- Use a commercial car wash that recycles its wash water.