Oil, antifreeze, and other vehicle fluids are sources of pollution for the Spokane River. Because of that, the City of Spokane is participating in a new campaign called “Don’t Drip & Drive” aimed at stopping those leaks.

“Our citizens are investing more than $300 million in infrastructure projects to improve the health of the river,” says Dan Kegley, the City’s Director of Water and Wastewater Maintenance. “But it doesn’t take millions to make a difference. Even small investments in things like car repairs can protect the river and its future.”

During April, City of Spokane utility customers should watch for an insert in their bills that provides for a free leak inspection and a coupon for up to $50 off leak repairs at participating auto businesses. A list of businesses can be found at www.fixcarleaks.org, along with a downloadable version of the coupon. More coupons will be found at the My Spokane customer service desk on the first floor of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard.

Vehicle fluid leaks are a huge problem. The Washington State Department of Ecology estimates that 7 million gallons of vehicle fluids enters the Puget Sound alone. Fixing those leaks helps the environment and improves the reliability and safety of their cars.

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