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Neighbors of DuPage

Keep our waterways clean

Jul 10, 2015 01:51PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

When you wash your vehicles in your driveway, soap, dirt and oil are washed into local waterways including ponds, creeks and the river. Please help keep our waterways clean by following these simple guidelines:

§         Use phosphate-free soap; phosphates encourage the growth of excess algae in local waterways

§         Wash your car on a grassy area to help filter the soap and grit out of the water

§         Pour soapy water down the sink or into the lawn

§         Best of all—consider a commercial car wash where the water is cleaned at the sewer treatment plant before it flows out into the river