Rain Tunnel Express offers free washes for hybrid cars on Earth Day, eco-friendly washes everyday, joins environmental car wash association WaterSavers®

St. Louis, MO – In recognition of Earth Day, Rain Tunnel Express will wash hybrid cars free of charge at all of its six locations in Missouri and Illinois on Tuesday, April 22.

 Beyond Earth Day, Rain Tunnel Express employs methods and technologies that eliminate the wasted water and harmful pollutants that are common byproducts of everyday residential car washing. By precisely measuring the water before the wash, Rain Tunnel Express uses less than 30 gallons of water on each vehicle it washes. Hand-washing a car at home can use in excess of 120 gallons.

 By reclaiming the water used after each wash and sending it to a water treatment facility, Rain Tunnel Express also keeps a significant amount of hazardous wastes out of the local environment. A study conducted by the Surface Water Management Division of Federal Way, Washington, has determined that residential car washing deposits such pollutants as petroleum products, phosphorous, ammonia, surfactants and solid wastes into storm sewers, which drain the tainted water directly into environment.

 Based on this study and the average number of cars that Rain Tunnel Express washes annually, their customers help them keep more than 1,200 gallons of petroleum, as well as more than 200,000 pounds of other harmful pollutants, out of our local rivers, streams and ecosystems every year.

 Furthering its dedication to the environment, Rain Tunnel Express has joined WaterSavers® —an International Carwash Association Program whose participants must follow a variety of ecologically sound business practices to maintain membership. “Environmental friendliness has been a core focus of our business since we started nearly 20 years ago. So, we’re proud to join an organization like WaterSavers, and we’re happy to be participating in their program,” says owner Scott Knight. 

 Established in 1995, Rain Tunnel Express offers high-quality car wash services at six locations throughout the St. Louis Metro Bi-State area. Our advanced automated car-wash technology is constantly updated to provide the safest, gentlest, most effective and environmentally friendly system for protecting our customer’s investments, as well as the local ecosystem.  http://www.raintunnelexpress.com

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