Philly-based startup Waterless Works aims to be the Uber of mobile car washes with a social entrepreneurship angle. For every wash, the startup will donate 5 gallons of clean water to WaterIsLife, a charity that provides clean drinking water in Ghana, Kenya and India.
Its unfair advantage? Waterless car washing.
The founder of Waterless Works is Christopher Caporale, 21, of Haverford, Pennsylvania who is a junior at St. Joseph’s University and is bootstrapping the startup with the help of family, Caporale told Philly.com. Waterless Works claims it saves 38 gallons of water per car wash. In an era of droughts throughout many parts of the country, resource efficiency such as this is a welcome change.
Haverford said Waterless Works has created a mobile app that is currently in test mode, which will eventually allow people to book a car wash from their phone. With plans to start local and expand, the car wash app would allow it to reach this goal.