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Anyone know WHY there's no car wash on STX?  

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SunnyCyn
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I've come across multiple comments commenting about salt buildup on vehicles (no surprise to me as a FL native), and I'm wondering if anyone here knows the background or valid reasons why there's no carwash on STX?

Is it because of water scarcity?

Are there some local restrictions/regulations that blocked previous permit attempts?

Was there one once and it failed?

Just a random Sunday musing, but also thinking it might be an interesting possible business idea in the future. (A quick Google search showed that modern commercial carwash systems reclaim/reuse the majority of water used, so each car washed uses about as much as two toilet flushes.)

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speee1dy
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You can get your car washed in the government lot in christiansted

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SunnyCyn
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I have a friend who owns a gas station/laundromat. I suggested a car wash as I thought it would be a no brainer considering all the water going through the place but he told me that he is not allowed to reclaim the water in that fashion. That is just what he said and I didnt dig any deeper.

Huh. That's an interesting anecdote; thanks.

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Pdmargie
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They probably frown on using potentially dirty diaper water and such to wash cars. It would be a "black water" source for the car wash.

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Pdmargie
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Trying to think of a catchy double entendre name for a lube and wash joint. Any suggestions???

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Oldie1
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There are a few mobile car wash guys and at least one mobile oil change guy

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