How do you partner with Water Mission?

Tommy's Express and Water Mission

At Tommy’s Express, we strive to enrich lives, add value, and serve communities. 

One of the ways we achieve this goal is by partnering with nonprofits like Water Mission.  

With every single wash at Tommy’s Express, we donate to Water Mission, a clean water charity that builds safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.  

To date, Water Mission has served more than 7 million people in 57 countries. 

Recent response efforts include:  
 

  1. Deploying emergency water treatment equipment into Ukraine and assembling hygiene kits for those displaced by the conflict. Water Mission was one of the first nonprofits producing water in multiple cities in Ukraine.     
     
  1. After the August 2021 earthquake in Haiti, Water Mission utilized its nearly 40 safe water projects in southern Haiti to produce extra water for neighboring communities that had lost access to water. They helped ensure the uninterrupted flow of safe water for impacted communities, deployed emergency water treatment systems from their Haiti warehouse and North Charleston headquarters, and sent Water Mission engineers to help repair municipal 
    water systems.  
     
  1. During the February 2021 arctic freeze across the state of Texas, teams restored safe water access by mobilizing skilled plumbers and providing urgently needed supplies due to water shortages and widespread power outages. 

Thanks to our incredible Tommy’s Express guests, we have positively impacted over 9,100 lives with Water Mission. That number continues to grow with each wash. 

Water conservation and Water Mission

water filtration system at tommy's express car wash

Water Mission’s mission is to honor God by developing, implementing, and sharing best-in-class safe water solutions that transform as many lives as possible, as quickly as possible.  

This pairs closely with our goal to be a sustainable car wash. 

At every Tommy’s Express location, our advanced water reclamation technology safely cleans vehicles with less than 30 gallons of fresh water per car.  

Other car washes on average use 40+ gallons per wash, and usually the water is not repurposed or contained, causing runoff into storm drains and natural waterways. 

Each Tommy’s Express is purposefully designed with high-efficiency water-saving equipment.  
 
We engineer our buildings to dispose of used water in a responsible manner. Everything from booster pumps and specialized nozzles to water reclamation tanks and precise detergent dilution rates contribute to a green car wash

About Water Mission

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.  
 
Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 7 million people in 57 countries.  
 
Water Mission has over 400 staff members working in its headquarters and around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean.  
 
Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 15 years in a row, a distinction shared by only 1% of the charities rated by the organization.   

Making a difference with every green car wash

When we know better, we do better. And we can all make a difference today. 
 
Water Mission is a nonprofit that saw a need, had the skills, and adapted to help.  
 
Their website shares an impactful World Health Organization (WHO) stat: Every $1 invested in safe water yields $6.80 in economic return.  
 
Solving the global water crisis won’t happen overnight.  
 
But it can happen incrementally.  
 
You directly impact the global efforts every time you visit a Tommy’s Express.  
 
Thank you for washing with us.