Oil and antifreeze leaks on the ground are washed into storm drains, creeks, rivers, and Puget Sound during rain storms. Degreasers and soaps - even biodegradable brands - contain chemicals harmful to fish.
Fish-Friendly Car Care Tips
Don't let vehicle fluids drip onto streets, ditches or storm drains. Repair leaks right away. Find information about fixing leaks from Don't Drip and Drive.
Use ground cloths, cardboard or drip pans beneath your vehicle if you have leaks or are doing engine work.
Clean up spills immediately using a dry absorbent, such as kitty litter, then sweep up and put in the garbage. Don't allow the absorbent to be washed down a drain.