During an appearance on the “Good Day Sacramento” program on July 21, Modesto, CA-based Prime Shine Car Wash president Evan Porges said the company had focused on saving water since its beginning more than 20 years ago. He encouraged motorists to patronize facilities that recycle water as California faces its worst drought in more than three decades.

“Even through this drought people do want to keep a clean car. But they want to make sure they’re doing it the right way and a professional car wash is the way to do it,” Porges said. “If you can use less water, why wouldn’t you? It just makes good sense.”

A Prime Shine wash uses 75 percent less fresh water compared to a home wash. California Gov. Jerry Brown consistently has urged residents not to use a hose and bucket during the drought, and instead take their vehicles to car washes that recycle water.

“We appreciate that the governor came out and said, ‘If you’re going to wash your car, use a professional car wash,’” Porges said. “It’s the most efficient way to do it. The most environmentally sound way to do it.”