Auto / Equipment

Washing your car and degreasing parts can send detergents and other contaminants through the storm drain system.  Dumping automotive fluids into storm drains has the same result as dumping the materials directly into a waterbody.carwash2

  • For personal vehicles, use a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater, or wash your car on the lawn so water will infiltrate into the ground.
  • For commercial vehicles, use a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater, or inside at your place of business where waste water is treated.
  • Repair leaks.  Clean spills with an absorbent, such as kitty litter, and dispose to solid waste.  Never hose down a spill.
  • Dispose of used auto fluids & batteries at designated drop-off recycling locations.  See Recycle/Disposal List