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Last week I was tooling along in my motorcar listening to a well-known Seattle area talk show host. He began to discuss legislation that frowns upon fundraising car washes and sets requirements in place for how to conduct them in an ecologically friendly manner.

I anticipated that he would not like this being mandated at the state level especially because of the potential costs to taxpayers. But then he said something to the effect of, “it doesn’t matter what you put down the storm drains anyway; it all goes to a treatment plant.”

D’oh! I just about drove off the road. Actually, I pulled over in a parking lot and called the radio station. I was concerned about the number of people who might join in an amen chorus without knowing that storm drains actually empty straight into streams, rivers, lakes, and even Puget Sound. (more…)

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