OUR MISSION: Improve the city’s water quality and resource through education, outreach and public participation
OUR GOAL: Reduce or eliminate behaviors and practices that contribute to water pollution in the city of Kent, Washington
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Find It - Fix It Is your vehicle dripping fluids? Losing oil, transmission, brake or steering wheel fluids is a problem for your vehicle as well as for local waterways!
All these fluids contain toxic pollutants. When the drip spots from leaking vehicles fall on roads and parking lots, they eventually get washed to local streams and Puget Sound through the stormwater system. It may seem like a few small drips shouldn't matter, but when all the leaks from all the vehicles are combined, it results in measurable levels of these pollutants in Puget Sound.
You can help! Visit a participating Automotive Service Association mechanic shop during the month of April and receive a free visual check (up to $80 value). Plus, recieve 10% off repairs up to $50!
Remember, Don't Drip and Drive!
When it rains, it...Pollutes
As rain falls on our city and lands on the roads, driveways, parking lots, and other surfaces that cannot absorb water, it picks up pollutants and carries them to our drains, lakes, rivers and streams. The primary source for the majority of these pollutants has been traced back to the daily activities of people living in developed residential areas (Envirovision et al. 2008).
However, there is good news! Actions such as picking up our pet waste, conducting regular maintenance on our vehicles, proper application of yard care products, and the timely reporting of spills can help to keep our waterways clean.
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