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When you wash a car in a driveway or street, water flows into the storm sewer system and directly to local rivers — along with dirt, emissions and detergent. It's better to go to a commercial car wash where water is sent to the wastewater treatment plant and oil, grease, detergent, sand, and grime are removed.

If you have to wash your car at home use biodegreadable soap, wash it on your lawn or another unpaved area to keep runoff out of storm sewers or ditches, and dispose of leftover wash water in toilet or sink.

More water-wise car care tips can be found in the brochure: Car Care for Cleaner Water.

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