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Oil Water Separators For Car Wash Facilities

Superior oil removal from car wash wastewater

Key wastewater challenges for the car wash industry

  • Car washes generate pollutants, including oils, greases, and detergents.
  • Poor water quality and harming aquatic ecosystems.
  • The risk of chemicals in a car wash bay entering stormwater drains.
  • The wastage of resources and excessive water usage.
  • Potential fines and clean-up costs from environmental violations.
  • Residents not wanting to use a car wash that isn’t eco-friendly.

Industry overview - managing oil in car washes

An oil water separator is a system used in car wash operations to effectively remove oils, greases, and other pollutants from the wash water, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, preventing water pollution, and maintaining the quality of water discharged from the car wash facility.

By implementing Cleanawater's innovative oil water separator technology, your car wash business can not only mitigate water pollution risks but also reduce its environmental footprint, enhance its public image, and achieve significant cost savings through responsible water management practices.

Learn about our wastewater compliance measures

The safe and secure discharge of clean wastewater from car washes is integral to running an authority-compliant business. Our oil water separators will ensure your car wash remains operating to industry standards.


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Cleanawater’s car wash industry solutions

Cleanawater leads the way in providing tailored solutions for the car wash industry, addressing critical water management challenges. With a strong focus on sustainability and compliance, we offer advanced oil-water separator systems designed to efficiently remove oil, grease, and contaminants from car wash wastewater.

We understand that each car wash operation has unique needs. That’s why our expert team works closely with your car wash business to analyse requirements and design customised oil-water separator solutions that integrate seamlessly into your operations.

With Cleanawater as a trusted partner, car wash businesses can elevate their environmental stewardship, bolster their reputation, and ensure a sustainable future while efficiently managing water resources.

How do oil water separators work?

Step 1


The contaminated water mixture enters the oil water separator.

Step 2

Primary separation

Non-emulsified oil droplets and other chemicals rise to the surface, which are mechanically removed.

Step 3


The water moves into a coalescing chamber system which can separate oil from water.

Step 4

Secondary separation

The remaining free-floating oil and smaller suspended solids rise to the surface.

Step 5


The clean water, which has undergone multiple stages of separation, exits the oil water separator system into the water flow.

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