When washing your car at home or holding a car wash fundraiser the soapy, grimy water is heated by the pavement and goes down a storm drain, directly into our community’s rivers and streams without treatment. That warmer temperature, along with soap, dirt, and oil can be very harmful to fish and other aquatic life.
The City of Springfield provides Car Wash Kits that will keep soapy water out of our local waterways. These kits are free to borrow, easy to use, and available to individual and non-profit groups.
Download a printable flyer (Spanish language flyer) or watch this video.
Need Instructions? These instructional videos make protecting water easy:
You can also download Fish Friendly Car Wash Kit Instructions or give our PSA a listen to learn more!
For more information about the “Fish Friendly” car wash kits, call us at 541.726.3694 or email WaterResources@springfield-or.gov.