Wash it Right

Soapy hands hold a sponge and a hose while filling up a bucket with soapy water in preparation to wash a car. The bucket sits on the grass with a small bottle of soap.

The water that runs off your vehicle during a wash can carry pollutants such as oil, antifreeze, and rust — not to mention soap — into local waterways. Help keep our water clean when it’s time to wash your car, truck, or van.

  • Take your vehicle to a car wash that recycles used water.
  • If you clean your vehicle at home, wash it on your lawn with biodegradable, ammonia-free soap. You can also roll old towels and divert the used water from the driveway to your lawn.
  • Consider using buckets of water instead of letting the hose run and save up to 150 gallons of water.