Valet car wash

Valet car wash

At Gatwick, around 18,000 vehicles are cleaned at valet parking each year. On average, vehicle valeting with traditional car washing equipment needs 60 litres of water per vehicle.

Gatwick’s provider, The Airport Valet Company, uses an innovative water recycling system that collects, filters and reuses the water. During cleaning the ‘grey’ water is extracted by Sweeptech Environmental Services, filtered and returned to be reused and topped up with rainwater collected on site.

This system uses 28,000 litres of water a year, saving approximately 1 million litres of water compared with traditional methods.