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Mobile commercial operators are considered to be ... 'any person or entity conducting a business which is primarily focused on delivering a mobile cleaning service.' Examples include external cleaners, pet washers and mobile vehicle washing and detailing.
If you use town water and you are operating as a mobile commercial washer within the Toowoomba Regional Council area, you must:
Council's Water Efficiency Guidelines have been modified from guidelines devised by QWC in consultation with industry. These guidelines can be requested by contacting us.
Efficient water use by the whole community is essential to securing water supply for the long-term. The Water Efficiency Guideline for Pet Washers refers to operators using water from the reticulated (town) supply system to undertake pet washing. This guide can be requested by contacting us.
This guide applies to both:
It is critical that operators involved in pet washing include water use efficiency and advances in technology in their business planning. In addition, operators should continue to upgrade to the most water efficient equipment as soon as it becomes economically feasible.
All operators undertaking pet washing must:
Efficient water use by the whole community is essential to securing water supply for the long-term. This guideline refers to mobile commercial operators using water from the reticulated (town) supply system to undertake vehicle washing and detailing.A mobile commercial operator is any person or entity conducting a business which is primarily focused on delivering vehicle washing and detailing services and where:
The objective of this guideline is to provide advice on:
This guideline specifically applies to vehicle washing and detailing operators contracted or hired by residents or businesses to wash standard vehicles such as:
This guideline also applies to washing of vehicles at motor vehicle dealerships, and the washing of rental, chauffeured and fleet vehicles.It is critical that operators involved in vehicle washing and detailing include water use efficiency and advances in technology in their business planning. In addition, operators should continue to upgrade to the most water efficient equipment as soon as it becomes economically feasible.This guideline complements the Water Efficiency Guidelines for Fixed Commercial Premises and Large Vehicle Washing.
All operators undertaking vehicle washing and detailing must:
Mobile commercial operators, who operate on premises where an approved Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) is in place, must ensure they meet the individual requirements of that WEMP.
Target requirementsIndustry specific data collected from vehicle detailers indicates that it is possible to reliably calculate the average amount of water required to wash an average sized sedan (eg. Holden Commodore).Table 1 (below) sets out the water use targets using a maximum flow rate of eight (8) litres per minute with a high pressure water cleaning unit.
ImportantAll chemicals should be used in accordance and compliance with:
This guideline in no way seeks to override any current regulatory requirements in relation to environmental, public health, and occupational health and safety matters.
For further information please contact Council on 131 872 and ask for WaterWise.
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