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Having a Charity Car Wash?

Bert the Salmon Needs Your Help!

Did you know 46,000 storm drains in Seattle send untreated runoff directly into the nearest creek, lake and Puget Sound?

Don’t let soap and grime from your car wash go down the storm drain and pollute Puget Sound.

Make sure your next charity car wash is salmon friendly.

It’s easy – for your next fundraiser either:

Sell tickets from your local commercial car washes. Commercial car washes reuse water several times before sending it to the sewer system for treatment, conserving water AND preventing pollutants from reaching our waterways.

Hold your charity car wash at a salmon-friendly location. That means the soapy and grimy water will go to the sewage treatment plant instead of the nearest storm drain.

Get started at www.seattle.gov/util/carwash.