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Car Wash

We'll help you meet water treatment requirements in:

  • Manual car washes
  • Self-serve car washes
  • Tunnel system car washes
  • Touch-free car washes

The industry challenges Cleanawater can help with

Lower running costs. Zero fines or shutdowns. Hassle-free equipment maintenance. We understand how valuable they are to your car wash operation.

We know because our expertise in car wash wastewater treatment spans more than 15 years. That's why we guarantee our cost-effective wastewater solutions will comply with your local water authority standards – saving you on shutdowns and penalties. And it's why they're engineered for efficiency and longevity – offering long-term savings on running costs, expensive cleanups, repairs and manual monitoring.

How Cleanawater can help your car wash operations

Designed and engineered for car washes, Cleanawater's wastewater treatment solutions meet all water authority requirements.

We carry one of Australia's largest stocks of off-the-shelf wastewater treatment equipment – including oil water separators, water recycling systems, vehicle wash bays, pump stations and chemical control. They're built to help keep your running costs minimal. And thanks to their efficiency and durability, they require only minimal, hassle-free maintenance.

They're built to complement your infrastructure – including products designed especially for below-ground environments. And most of our off-the-shelf units come pre-plumbed and pre-wired. That means they're easily retrofitted for zero operational downtime. They're also built with eco-sustainability in mind, helping you meet your Environmental Duty of Care.

With high levels of available stock, you'll benefit from fast delivery times – orders are usually dispatched within 24 hours. We also supply custom-designed solutions to meet your car wash's individual requirements.

It's all supported by Cleanawater's technical assistance – including equipment servicing, inspection and repair.

We will get you authority compliant

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Featured case study

Magic Hand Car Wash

Magic Hand asked Cleanawater to find a way to make their car wash bays more water-efficient – without increasing ongoing costs. The new system also had to keep pace with a consistently high volume of vehicles.

Cleanawater's end-to-end process

Step 1

Process Development

Cleanawater's project engineers confirm all site parameters, commence design and process evaluations on specific requirements for each project.

Step 2

Conceptual Modelling

Conceptual 3D models, predictive flow and performance analysis models are tested prior to manufacturing commencing.

Step 3

Manufacturing

We update the design briefs and commence manufacturing. We create build drawings before manufacturing and commissioning commences at our Melbourne facility.

Step 4

Installation

The Cleanawater team complete system installation and commissioning on site – without disrupting your operations.

What to do with your wash down bay wash water

  • Ensure discharge is to sewer, leach drain or holding tank.
  • If you wash down area is over 20m2; install a first flush diversion system to divert rainwater.
  • Install an oil separator to treat wash down water prior to discharge.
  • If connecting to sewerage, check your local trade waste guidelines.
  • Ensure you enter into a maintenance agreement for servicing of your water treatment equipment in accordance with regulations.
  • Only use biodegradable quick break degreasers and detergents.
  • Use only helical rotor or diaphragm pumps to pump wash water through your treatment system.
  • Ensure sludge accumulated in your pits is sucked out periodically by an EPA licenced operator.
  • Contact Cleanawater if you have any queries regarding your new or existing wash down bay project.

What not to do with your wash down bay wash water

  • Do not use traditional solvent based degreasers that do not have quick break properties. These degreasers cause oil and detergents to remain in suspension and not separate through a traditional oil water separator system.
  • Do not dispose of any coolants, acids, caustics or chemicals through the water treatment system, these should be disposed of by licenced contractors.
  • Do not allow wash down water to discharge directly to the stormwater drain.
  • Do not allow workshops or other areas discharge water via your water treatment system.
  • Enter any pits or attempt to modify any treatment equipment without prior approval from the manufacturer.

Prevent fines and shutdowns

Cleanawater has extensive experience in helping car washes meet water authority requirements. That's because we've installed our systems in countless regions across Australia – so we're well versed in the specific requirements of your local water authorities.

From federal and state legislation to local council permits, we can help you comply with all necessary wastewater legislation. We'll help you avoid costly fines and shutdowns. And we'll supply everything you need to stay authority-compliant.

That means regular equipment servicing to suit your schedule. After-sales support to ensure you're 100% satisfied with your equipment. And friendly advice on how to get the best out of your equipment.

Just call us on 1800 353 788 to start the conversation.

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Our commitment to sustainability

Sustainability. Innovation. Service.

They're the three pillars our business is built on. And they drive our mission to build a sustainable future for Australia through water treatment and recycling.

It's why Cleanawater is an industry leader in sustainable water treatment technology. We'll design and build you a system that requires minimal power, consumables and chemicals – without compromising its performance or lifespan.

For your car wash, it means meeting your Environmental Duty of Care in a cost-effective manner.

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