The North Carolina Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) recently recognized Charlotte-based Autobell Car Wash Inc., as its 2015 Conservation Business of the Year. The award from this chapter of SWCS, an international society dedicated to natural resource protection, recognizes a private business or industry for excellence in industry resource management.

"Autobell is to be commended for a business management plan that serves the dual role of economic growth and resource conservation," said SWCS chapter board member Dawn Williamson.

The car wash company has been widely recognized for its water treatment and conservation efforts by utility, media, conservation, and civic organizations. This is the 11th environmental award presented to Autobell since 2000.