More importantly, federal laws in both the U.S. and Canada require commercial carwash facilities to drain their wastewater into sewer systems, so it gets treated before it is discharged back into the great outdoors. (1972 Clean Water Act). By contrast, when car owners wash their vehicle in the driveways, a combination of gasoline, oil and residues from exhaust fumes, and car wash detergent goes directly into storm drains funneled toward rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands, poisoning aquatic life wreaking ecosystem havoc...
How about if you use responsible car-washing techniques?
a. use less than 45 gallons of water (piece of cake!) and,
b. to decrease harmful run-off.
So all, what products do you use to wash your car? What are your techniques? How do you make car washing green?