Mobile waterless carwash launched

Pictured here are representatives from Cape Mental Health and the Mayors office at the launch of Eco-Carwash Solutions, From left are Russel Jones, co-ordinator of Eco-Carwash Solutions; Shamila Ownhouse; Ingrid Daniels, director for Cape Mental Health; Siyabulela Mamkeli, mayoral committee member for area central; and Zibele Qwemesha from Fountain House SA.

With everyone doing their bit to save water under the current drought conditions, Cape Mental Health, with the help of the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme, is launching the first mobile waterless carwash run by a non-profit organisation in the greater Cape Town area.

At Eco-Carwash Solutions there is no water wastage, no soap is washed into the storm drainage system, and there is no potential damage to plants and water supplies.

And what is more, they go to the client where their team of trained cleaners will make their cars shine like new again.

The project also aims to increase job opportunities for people with mental disabilities.

Cape Mental Health focuses on skills development, job creation, job coaching and poverty alleviation projects.

At the launch of the project, which was held at the Athlone workshop of Training Workshops Unlimited, a division of Cape Mental Health, on Wednesday May 3, Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health, said: “This morning we gather here to celebrate with great excitement the birth of a new business venture, Eco-Carwash Solutions, aimed to enhance and accelerate job creation and income generation for youth with mental disabilities at Fountain House (SA) and Training Workshops Unlimited respectively.”