How to wash your car the environmentally friendly way

Again another post about summer activities…
I am sure car buffs like to wash and polish their cars in the summer. But keep in mind a few pointers to minimize the environmental impact.

1.  If you can, wash your car in a car wash even if it is not an automatic wash. (Those car wash bays allow you to wash your own car and have fun in the water)

2. Use a nozzle that shuts off the water when you are not spraying water.

3. Finally, empty your soap bucket into a sink or toilet so that the water gets to a treatment center. If you just toss it in the gutter it will go into a storm sewer and eventually drain to your local waterway, adding phosphates to the water which increases BOD (biological oxygen demand)


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-eco-carwash-20100610,0,6636264.story



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