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A Healthier Alternative

Most fundraiser car washes are held in parking lots not designed to collect or treat storm drain run-off. Environmental contaminates from vehicles are washed into city storm drains. Untreated water goes directly into local waterways, often in violation of EPA laws.

  • Engine and brake residue consisting of antifreeze, grease, oil, copper, and asbestos washes off cars and into storm drains.

  • Paint and vehicle exhaust contain lead, zinc, and rust, which are harmful to wildlife, pets, and humans.

  • Oil on parking lot surfaces is washed away with soap and water. One gallon of oil can contaminate one million gallons of water.

  • Soap contains phosphates, chlorine, and other non-biodegradables that are toxic to fish and marine animals.