Protect Every Drop is Caltrans’ Roadway Clean Water Initiative

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Rubber and metal particles from tires are washed into storms drains and on into creeks and rivers. (Photo Credit: Sacramento Bee photo/Tony Bizjak)

Article courtesy of TONY BIZJAK | March 02, 2016 | The Sacramento Bee | Shared as educational material

In California, Caltrans launched a three-year campaign, “Protect Every Drop.” The campaign aims to reduce the amount of pollution from people’s cars into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Caltrans operates 15,000 miles of storm drain systems along California’s highways. People can take several actions to reduce pollution like keeping their cars clean, cleaning their cars at car washes that collect water, making sure fluids do not leak, putting tarps and ropes over objects in flatbeds, and cleaning dust off wheels. Read more here:

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