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Z saves eight million litres of water

11/06/2013 - General News

Julie Malcolm

The introduction of water recycling car washes is now complete across all of Z Energy’s service stations in Auckland, saving up to eight million litres of water per annum compared to what was previously used on these sites.

All of Z’s 13 Auckland service stations now have water recycling car washes installed. Each car wash will now save up to 60% of water usage compared to sites without the reclaim units.

Z Energy Retail General Manager, Mark Forsyth, said this was an important milestone for the company.

“We’re working towards operating our network in an increasingly sustainable way and this is a big step in the right direction,” he said.


“Given the country’s recent water shortages we’re really pleased to be able to do our bit to cut down the amount of water used at each of our Auckland sites and give our customers the option to choose a more sustainable way to wash their car,” said Mark.

To celebrate the completion of the project in Auckland, the Deputy Mayor of Auckland, Penny Hulse, visited Z Greenlane to hear about Z’s sustainability initiatives and to view the last service station to be fitted with the water recycling unit.

The rest of Z’s retail service station car washes across New Zealand will have water recycling units installed by the end of 2015.