Car Washing Tips

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Puget Sound

  • Wash your car on grass
  • Wash your car on gravel
  • Wash your car on any other surface where the water seeps into the ground
  • Lay something on the ground to divert the wash water away from the storm drains
  • Use a commercial car wash station

Remember: It is illegal to discharge soapy dirty car wash water into surface waters, which include the Puget Sound, creeks, lakes, and storm drains. 

Where Water Goes
Trace the network of streams, ditches, rivers and ponds to the Puget Sound or an underground aquifer through this interactive "water flow"  map.

Do your part: Only Rain Down the Storm Drain!