Looking for ideas to raise money for your charity that will also protect our natural waterways and fish? Promote Fish-Friendly Car Washing by selling car wash coupons from the Puget Sound Car Wash Association's program.
Fund-raiser car washes are a thing of the past now; they may raise a few dollars, but at the cost of harming our local water ways and fish that live there. In addition, letting car wash water flow into storm drains and the stormwater system is against City Municipal Code. Only rainwater is allowed to enter into the stormwater system - anything else is considered an Illicit Discharge and may be reported to the Department of Ecology - but education and outreach is the primary avenue for preventing these polluting events.
Education is the best way to help others understand how our stormwater systems work and help them find ways to improve their daily tasks while reducing the impact to the storm system.