People caring for their vehicle can unknowingly impact local waterways while performing routine maintenance. Materials spilled or leaked onto the ground or pavement, such as oil, antifreeze, gasoline, and other auto fluids have the potential to be carried by rain or residential water use into our local creeks.
These can be harmful to water quality and creek habitats.
Products labeled “nontoxic” and “biodegradable” can still harm wildlife if they enter the storm drain system. These products are prohibited discharges to the storm drain system.