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Started by: albion (328)

want us to use less water but allow thousands of car washes to open .A modern car wash recycles the water it uses.these pressure washer car washes all the water goes to ground.

Started: 5th Jul 2022 at 09:08

Posted by: kathpressey (5485) 

are you in England Albion? I've heard nothing about a water shortage

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 09:10

Posted by: tonker (25524) 

The tap's left on as we speak!

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 09:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10160)

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 10:03

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 10:13

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

Water is considered to be expensive in Europe, though varies much between the various countries, and UK is mid ranking amongst these.

Rainfall is plentiful, most years. Potential catchment is not scarce. However, our systems costs are very high.

I would like to see houses build with grey water capture: filtered rain run-off, the water run from hot tap until desired temperature obtained, etc etc... captured and stored for non potable water use, eg toilet flushing, possible laundry etc.

Considering such as a retro fit to my own home.

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 13:03
Last edited by ena malcup: 5th Jul 2022 at 13:06:25

Posted by: anniedingle (147)

We pay for it so using it ..

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 16:08

Posted by: tonker (25524) 

Water in Spain is cheap. Mine is €110 a year plus usage, but that’s only a few cents a unit.
Bottled drinking water is only 56 cents for 8 litres. Them small bottles they pay a pound for, over here, are about 20 cents.
We’re being taken the Mickey out of, fine style!

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 16:19

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

I agree tonker. I too was dischuffed to find water in UK cost me more than it had cost in arid countries.

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 16:25

Posted by: tonker (25524) 

Not only water. Many other things too.

Take this lovely vino negro for instance. A very moreish tempranillo for €1.90 a bottle. So I bought twelve!

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 16:53

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

I have not been to Spain since the early 1970's, though I did spend quite a bit of time there in the 1960's.

(That was back in the Generalissimo's days)

Think I should make the effort to get in at least one more visit before I pop mih clogs.

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 17:10

Posted by: albion (328)

Kath Pressey i have

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 09:14

Posted by: PeterP (9490)

Time the water companies did more to sort the leaks out on the main water supply. Billions of gallons lost every year through these leaks

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 09:51

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

I use high pressure lance type of car wash, ie not automatic car wash. I asked this morning, and was told it does recycle.

I believe this, because were the water to go down mains drainage, regulations mandate that a gully trap is required, and it is apparent that there isn't one.

So, I did some online searching. Both types can use recycling, and it is economics driving the change over to recycled car wash water, ie it lowers their water bill.

For various reasons, the recycle rate is not 100%. Recycled water, for example is not suitable for final rinse, but tends to be used for the soap cycle. Removing sufficient soap from used water is just too expensive, either in power, or consumables used.

Wherever mists are generated from water not immediately taken from the mains, Legionella control measures are also needed.

It looks as though the overall picture is quite complex.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 10:51
Last edited by ena malcup: 6th Jul 2022 at 11:06:23

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10160)

How about a bucket of soapy water, a big sponge, rinse off with a hose pipe, or several buckets of clean water thrown over the car, and finish it off with a rub from a shammy leather

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 11:42

Posted by: ena malcup (1502) 

Yes. I do that as well.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 11:59

Posted by: ianp. (790) 

Sounds about right to me, Tommy.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 12:04
Last edited by ianp.: 6th Jul 2022 at 12:05:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10160)

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 14:30

 

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