Half of Idaho is in a severe drought, according to the Idaho Department of Water Resources. It has many wondering if a car wash is a good use of the water supply.
BOISE, Idaho — The line doesn’t seem to stop at BlueBird Car Wash. For the last two days, rigs continuously roll through without pause.
Nearly all of them are covered in their entirety with dirt from the Monday dust storm.
“People have been texting me saying this must be a car wash’s dream,” BlueBird Founder and President John Fery said. “To say demand tripled or quadrupled might be an understatement at this point.”
This comes as half the state is a severe drought condition, according to the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR). The drought conditions will worsen and become more widespread in the coming weeks, according to IDRW predictions.
The department expects water shortages in every southern