Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Nearly 15 million litres of water were conserved in the first half of 2020 thanks to waterless car wash services at Emirates Transport (ET), it was reported.
The savings were achieved as a result of using eco-friendly wash methods, rather than the traditional means, when providing washing services to nearly 197,000 vehicles during the first six months of this year.
Eng. Fadhil Attalla, manager of Technical Development at ET, said: “The Dry Wash Unit is a shining example of the company’s green investment projects. Over the years, the Unit contributed to saving tens of millions of litres of water that would have been used in traditional washing operations.”
Attalla pointed out that the Dry Car Wash Unit is keen to follow all precautionary measures to protect workers and clients from the spread of Covid-19 including disinfecting vehicles after washing operations.
The Technical Development Manager also stated that Emirates Transport is contracted with approximately 15 parties to provide dry-wash services for vehicles in 40 different locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain through 227 service workers.
The Technical Development Manager added that the dry car wash project has a positive environmental and economic impact, by using minimal volumes of water, compared to the average 100 litres of water usually required to wash each vehicle using the standard washing process.
The dry car wash service is characterized by the use of environmentally friendly materials in accordance with the environmental specifications and requirements such as the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.