Vehicle wash water contains pollutants like oil, grease, heavy metals, solvents and soaps. When these harmful pollutants run off our driveways and roads, they go down the storm drain and travel to our local streams, lakes, and Puget Sound - untreated. Even biodegradable soap pollutes!
Car going through a commercial wash
Over 2,000,000 gallons of contaminated car wash runoff flows into our streams each year.
Use a commercial car wash
You can reduce pollution in our streams by using a commercial car wash.
Can't use a commercial car wash facility?
Wash on your lawn or graveled area so the soil can soak up the water and break down the pollutants
Try using a waterless car wash product
Save money by hand-washing your vehicle in a commercial car wash bay
Always divert the wash water away from the street and storm drains