Car Wash Pollution Information
To be a better steward of Cowlitz County and local waterways, City staff urges residents to wash their vehicles in the grass or gravel. Pollutants sink into the ground and less make their way into storm drains.
The city supplies a car wash kit at no cost for charity car washing events. The kit includes a submersible pump, power cord, hose and plastic insert that fits into a catch basin to help restrict car wash wastewater from entering the City's stormwater drainage system. Remember that it is an illicit discharge to directly or indirectly allow vehicle washwater to enter the stormwater drainage system.
Article: Car Wash Pollution and the Numbers Prove It
Reservation Form: Charity Car Wash Kit Reservation Form
Car Wash Kit Instructional Video: