27 Nov 2019

Should we ban washing your car on the street?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 27 November 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Napier's city council proposed a bylaw which would mean NO chemicals or detergents could enter the city's stormwater network ...

Seems like common sense on the surface - but after a while people realised this would effectively ban washing your car on the side of the road - because the runoff goes down the drain ... cue OUTRAGE!

University of Waikato engineering lecturer Dr Marcus Wilson spotted an opportunity here to teach his class about digging deeper ... so he came up with an experiment.

A photo of a father washing his car with histeenage daughter

Photo: stockbroker/123RF

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