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How much water does a pressure washer use?

stairs cleaned with a pressure washer

Pressure washers are powerful cleaning tools that remove dirt, grime and debris from various surfaces. Despite their effectiveness, many people think pressure washers consume a lot of water. However, the truth is that pressure washers are an excellent way to conserve water while undertaking heavy-duty cleaning tasks. Here’s why.

Pressure washer water usage

How much water a pressure washer uses depends on several factors, including the model’s flow rate, and the duration of use. Industrial and commercial systems typically have higher flow rates and pressure settings, resulting in greater water consumption than residential models.

On average, residential pressure washers consume 1.5 to 2.5 gallons of water per minute (GPM). On the other hand, a commercial or industrial pressure washer may have higher flow rate ranging from 2.2 to 10 GPM or more, depending on the model and application.

Benefits from wastewater recycling systems

 Businesses can benefit from wastewater recycling systems to reduce water use and minimize environmental impact. These machines capture and treat wastewater generated during pressure washing operations, allowing businesses to reuse the water for additional cleaning tasks.

By incorporating a wastewater recycling unit into your custom pressure washer system, you can reduce pressure washer water usage, lower utility costs and demonstrate environmental stewardship by recycling wastewater.

Custom pressure washer system design and installation

At Hotsy Water Blast, we carry a multitude of efficient pressure washers and wastewater recycling systems to reduce water use and save you money. Whether you need pressure washer parts and accessories or just a pressure washer hose, our inventory caters to any pressure washer system. Contact us today to get an estimate or request a quote online. We’re located in Edmonton , CalgaryLethbridgeRed DeerGrande Prairie, Langley, Regina, Williston and Bismarck, North Dakota.