We see them every day on the road while driving to work, while parking the car at the grocery store and just about everywhere else that a vehicle with four wheels can possibly go: stains on the pavement formed from drips and leaks of oil and other fluids escaping from our vehicles.
Although they may look totally harmless, those drips of oil add up to more than seven million quarts of motor oil being released into our creeks, rivers, lakes and Puget Sound each year.
This oil doesn’t dissolve in water. It lasts a long time and sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers. Oil and other petroleum products are toxic to people, wildlife and plants. Oil that leaks from our cars onto roads and driveways is washed into storm drains, and then flows directly to a lake or stream.
Diagnose the drips from your car and find free workshops on fixing leaks at www.fixcarleaks.org.