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SEPTEMBER 29, 1997

Local News

City holds 'green' car wash demonstration

  NW News Staff
   WOODINVILLE--In early October, charity organizations that hold fundraising carwashes are asked to attend the demonstration of a 'green' car wash kit that cleans soapy water and keeps it out of local streams.
   Woodinville city staff will show how the device, the "clean car wash kit" works. The kit, a filter, pump and hose, filters sudsy water and pumps the clean effluent to a sanitary sewer for treatment, or a gravelly or grassy place to discharge naturally.
   Because dumping soapy water into storm drains is illegal and harms streams, the new kits are a way to hold car washes legally, Jenny Gaus, city Surface Water Management coordinator said. "The kits are an easy way to protect water quality," Gaus said.
   The demonstration will be held behind City Hall (13203 N.E. 175th St.) Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Following the action, the Moondust Equestrian 4-H group will hold a free car wash until 2 p.m. at the site. Kits will also be available free for charity groups to checkout the following day.
   For more information call Gaus at 489-2700.