Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:05

When cars are washed on streets and driveways, the dirty water arrives in rivers, streams, creeks and lakes. Pollution associated with car washing degrades water quality. Washing your car is only a problem if you don’t know where or how to do it correctly. 

The best way to minimise the effect washing your car has on the environment is to use a commercial carwash. Most locations reuse waste water several times before sending it to a treatment plant. 


When washing your car at home you can minimise the environmental impact by:

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