When it comes to water usage, not all car washes are created equal. Most car washes don’t recycle water, but more and more newly built car washes are starting to. Santa Ana Express Car Wash opened three years ago and its million-dollar equipment recycles 70 percent of its water.
It's hard to resist having a shiny, clean car. That's why abstaining from washing your car during a time of a water shortage might be a difficult task.
Southern California's Public Radio's Molly Peterson looks at the conundrum of washing your car during a time of a water shortage.