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When you Wash your car in the driveway, the detergents, oil and dirt that wash off your car run down the driveway to the ditches and storm drains that carry these harmful pollutants straight to nearby creeks, and ultimately, the James River. Instead, wash your car on the grass, where it will soak into the ground instead of running off. Or, take your car to a commercial car wash that sends its wash water to a sanitary sewer. Chesterfield County’s Department of Environmental Engineering has a free, environmentally friendly carwash kit that community groups may borrow when they hold fundraising car washes. For more information, call 748-1920. chesterfield.gov/connectwithus GOOD TO KNOW Watch your Washwater!