Summer Car Wash
  1. Wash your car at a car wash.  When you wash your car on the driveway or the street, grease, soap and oil can wash into streams and creeks.
  2. Never dump anything down stormwater drains. Remember that storm drains empty directly into local waterways without being treated so whatever enters storm drains will flow into streams and creeks..
  3. Direct downspouts over porous, not paved surfaces.  Where possible, direct downspouts into garden beds, your lawn or consider installing a rain barrel.
  4. Raise your mower height.  Raising your mower height to at least 3 inches will slow the flow of water over your lawn and allow it to absorb more rain water.

Source Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy 

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