What can you do to make washing your car a greener, cleaner activity?
💦 Minimize water usage and runoff by using a hose nozzle that allows you to control the flow.
🚗 Park where water can be absorbed, such as gravel or grass. Avoid washing your car on concrete or asphalt pavement unless it drains into a vegetated area.
💦 Only use a biodegradable, phosphate-free, water-based cleaner.
🐟 Place plastic sheeting and a heavy rubber mat over the storm drain area to prevent wash water from entering the stormwater system.
🌾 Use sandbags, rolled towels, hoses or other things to divert the water runoff to an area that absorbs water, such as gravel or grass.
🧽 Wring your sponges and rags into a bucket instead of onto the ground.
🧼 Always empty wash buckets into a sink, toilet or vegetated area — never onto driveways, roads or into storm drains.
Tag your friends so we can all practice a more responsible way of washing our vehicles!
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