Stormwater

Car Maintenance

 

Repair motor vehicle leaks and never dump into a drain, or ditch used motor vehicle fluids such as solvents, antifreeze, brake fluid, and motor oil. When it rains or snows, the flowing water can carry oil, antifreeze, and other fluids away ending up in streams, rivers, and lakes killing aquatic life and seriously polluting water bodies where people swim, fish, and boat. If you see a leak from your motor vehicle, contain it with a drip pan or absorbent material and clean up the residue from the ground. When spills and leaks happen, clean up as much fluid as you can as quickly as possible. Don't mix used oil with solvents, brake cleaner, or antifreeze, because this creates a hazardous waste.

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