Car Washing Industry


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25 September 2011

pete mueller 

As reported in 

Central Western Daily
17 Sep,2011 0:400 AM


CLEAN Up Australia's Ian Kiernan was in Orange yesterday to visit the city's only five-star water saver rated car wash.


Pete's Car Wash was recently certified as a five-star car wash under the Water Saver Rating Scheme for water saving techniques and the prevention of storm water run-off.

Mr Mueller said the site was independently audited before it received its rating under the scheme. "A greener business is a better business," Mr Mueller said.

"We're working actively to reduce potable [drinking] water use and reduce the toxic substances that go into the environment."

Mr Kiernan said that even though nearby dams might be full at the moment, drought will come to the area again. "Pete's example is fantastic, everybody can play a role in a better environment," Mr Kiernan said. "I will do anything I can to help Orange solve their water problems, a solution is there."

He said around 750mls of toxic sludge enters the Macquarie River each time you let residue run off your car and down the drain at home.

"I can only see the benefits in the long term, it's a changing world. We don't see water usage the way we did 20 years ago," Mr Mueller said.

Pete's Car Wash in one of only three car washes in NSW that have earned the top five-star Water Saver Rating.'


Also reported in Orange News Now  


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NSW - Last Saturday night (17 September) at Dural, an outer Sydney suburb, over $1,000 was stolen in a robbery at a carwash site.

The owner had safe locks (American Lock USA - Series 2000) on his premises.

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The thieves got through these locks with a very simple hand blow-torch which easily melted the locks which are thought to be made out of a lead/zinc alloy which melts easily.


ACWA thanks the Bathurst Car Wash owners and stafff  


Aquarius Carwash Bathurst   bathwelcome

Matt's Hybrid Carwash

Prowash Bathurst


for the hospitality shown to the  visiting ACWA members who attended the NSW-ACT State Meeting in Bathurst.


Thank you to the 29 delegates who travelled from Brisbane, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Sydney, Newcastle, Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee and Temora.


Everone was warmly welcomed and treated to a tour of three outstandingly presented car wash sites.


Two of the sites were fitted out with laser washes and self service equipment, with John O'Neill from Carwash World on hand at Prowash Bathurst to explain and answer questions on the latest gadgetry at that site from PDQ.

Matthew Reeves from Matt's Hybrid Carwash outlined his reasons as to why he had opened an express tunnel wash, and it was great to see what the latest Sonnys equipment can achieve.


The Bathurst community is certainly fortunate to have such a high standard of carwashes in their town.


The next road trip for NSW-ACT will be to Canberra in late November, where Robert Sacco has invited all to come and see his Waves Carwash sites followed by our Christmas party.  Everyone is Welcome.

Greg Cummins, ACT


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