How Arizona Car Owners Can Help During Drought, River Shortage

How Arizona Car Owners Can Help During Drought, River Shortage

(PHOENIX)– The city of Scottsdale is asking residents, visitors, and businesses to conserve water by at least 5%. The request comes as Arizona is officially in Tier One of a Colorado River supply shortage.

The shortage means Central Arizona Project’s water supply will be reduced this year, with agriculture seeing the most cuts. In the coming years, river supplies are projected to stay the same or decrease.

Although the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee reports drought conditions have improved compared to a year ago, 74% of the state is considered abnormally dry or in moderate drought, while 26% is considered in severe or extreme drought.

Your Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) offer water-wise tips to keep your car looking good without wasting a precious resource.

It’s in all in the car detail(s):

– A solid wash followed by a polish and quality wax can make it harder for dirt and contaminants to stick.
– To conserve water when hand washing, you can use a product that combines wash and wax elements. There’s even a product called Dri Wash ‘n Guard that uses virtually no water. According to, a driveway car wash can consume more than 100 gallons of water.
– A typical drive through wash is usually more efficient than bays and home washing because of high-pressure nozzles and timing. If you do wash at home, aim for using a high-pressure nozzle and bucket to reduce water waste.
– When possible, use covered parking, and avoid lawn sprinklers and bird perches.
– A microfiber duster can remove light coatings.
Following these tips can extend the time between car washes while keeping your vehicle looking good.

NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals)

The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.


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