The Wilton Patch

Splash Car Wash in Wilton has partnered with Wash Away Thirst, a national campaign launched last month to provide clean drinking water to 500 million people in need worldwide. Splash Wilton joins over 80 independent car wash operators across the country to “Wash Away Thirst” by donating one gallon of clean drinking water for every car washed through June 2012.

Approximately one billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. An estimated 80% of sickness and disease in developing nations is attributed to unsafe drinking water causing 42,000 deaths every week. Wash Away Thirst works in partnership with Wasrag – Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group – which was formed by Rotary International in 2007 to solve the global water & sanitation challenge.

In addition to the Wilton location, Splash Car Wash locations throughout New Haven, Fairfield and Upper Westchester counties are also participating. Since the onset of the campaign, all 17 Splash locations together have provided more than 150,000 gallons of clean drinking water to the needy in underdeveloped nations.

“As responsible car wash operators, we’re all keenly aware of the need to conserve water and protect the environments around us. Wash Away Thirst gives us the chance to further those efforts and contribute to the worthy cause of providing clean water to those in need,” said Splash Car Wash co-founder and CEO Mark Curtis. “We’re thrilled to support the cause and provide our customers with an opportunity to make a global impact.”

Wash Away Thirst is just one part of Splash Car Wash’s dedication to give back. Since its first fundraising event in 1985, Splash has raised more than 1.5 million dollars for many local organizations, charities and associations throughout Connecticut and New York. Splash responds to requests from more than 400 charitable organizations each year and has worked with many of them for more than a decade.

Splash Car Wash is celebrating its 30th year in business and currently employs more than 500 people and washes more than one million cars each year. Splash car care services include: Hand Wash, Express Wash, Five Star Detailing and Lube and Oil Change. For a complete list of car care services and more information please visit

For more information on the Wash Away Thirst campaign, please visit