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Stormwater Runoff Management
Car Wash Pollution


 Car Wash in Driveway 
 Car Wash in Driveway

 Commercial Car Wash
Commercial Car Wash

If you wash your car on your driveway, polluted water flows into the storm drain. Pollutants from car washing includes soap, detergents, residue from exhaust fumes, salt, gasoline, heavy metals from rust, and motor oils and fluids. 

How Can I Reduce Car Wash Runoff?

 Use a commercial car wash. 

  1. If you wash at home, wash on area that absorbs water such as your lawn. 
  2. If washing at home, use biodegradable, phosphate-free, water based cleaners. Empty wash buckets into sinks or toilet. 
  3. Car Washing Fundraisers:  Try and develop a relationship with and use a commercial car wash facility.

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Stormwater Runoff Hours Sarah Fjell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Stormwater Engineer P: (913) 573-5400
701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5435
Suite 715      
Kansas City, KS      

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