Car Wash Location Avoids High Water Bill, Saves $80,416 Annually
A tunnel car wash in Oklahoma with an average daily throughput of 460 cars installed Alert Labs no-WiFi, wireless water sensors and AlertAQ™ water intelligence platform to reduce wasted water.
In January, AlertAQ™ sent a leak alert to staff members’ phones. The flow rate for the leak was 10.2 gallons per minute. After a brief investigation, it was discovered that a maintenance crew member had left open the water valve supply line to the final rinse arch. A leak of this nature can go undetected for many months and cost a single car wash location tens of thousands of dollars in wasted water. At a water rate of $0.015 per gallon, the total cost of the leak would have been $80,416.80 per year.
"If we had just examined our water bills, the high water use from the open valve could've gone on for months. But because AlertAQ™ alerted us to the problem right away, we avoided a huge increase in water costs."
<div class="text-center body2">– Integration and Procurement Director</div>
The car wash company continues to improve water use efficiency across multiple locations with insights and alerts from AlertAQ™.
For more info about how Alert Labs helps car washes, visit alertlabs.com/car-wash