Car washing service plan approved for Hamilton parking lot
The City of Hamilton yesterday approved a pilot car washing programme for one of its parking lots.
Should the pilot programme by Echo Car Cleaning services prove successful, the operation could expand into other city lots.
Alderman John Harvey told a Corporation meeting that Echo Car Cleaning hoped to eventually rent several parking spaces in a specified area of ‘key’ parking lots to run their operation.
In order to test the waters, it was proposed that the company first run a pilot programme at the Par-la-Ville parking lot.
Echo Car Cleaning co-founder Donte Hunt said he was excited by the news, saying he was ready to move forward as soon as he has the Corporation’s approval.
“We have got the truck, we have got the equipment and the staff. We are ready to roll,” he said.
He said he hopes the company can eventually move into all of the Corporation’s parking lots, hiring two to four staff for each lot.
Staff will use what Mr Hunt described as “state of the art steamers”, which are capable of providing a superior clean while using a fraction of the water.
“One of the reasons I think this will work is that people go through 50, 60 gallons of water washing their cars. With the eco-steamers, we use about two litres,” he said.