Article courtesy of Jane Maginot | May 19th, 2016 | The Commercial | Shared as educational material.
In Fayetteville, water that is used to wash cars (self-washing on the streets or driveway) goes untreated into a nearby river. The pollutants include high loads of nutrients, dirt, metals, and hydrocarbons, which can get clogged in the city’s waterways. As such, the city is using different tactics to encourage the use of commercial car washes. They include conducting raffles, sweepstakes, and various other events. The project is being led by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service through the NWA Stormwater Education program. Read more about the effort here.