View Full Version : The Basic Sunday Wash - How-to

Keith Adams
08-12-2012, 06:37 AM

Remember kids, it's illegal to discharge soap into the City of Calgary stormwater system.

Keith Adams
08-12-2012, 07:17 AM
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05-23-2015, 12:36 PM
Hi Keith,
Quick question from a newbie here in Calgary. If I was my car in the alley behind my house where there are no storm drains, is that permitted?
Tom Grasso

05-24-2015, 01:18 PM
Technically, if the water/soap/stuff can flow to a drain, no. They tend to go after businesses, who can pay the fine (max $20,000), so if your neighbours don't complain....

Having said that I use a 3 bucket technique(1 soap and 2 rinses) taught to me by a 25 year concours judge, inside my garage, and then pour the old water into the regular sewer.

Keith Adams
05-25-2015, 07:05 PM
Despite my admonishment, I wash my car in my driveway, as the slope of it causes all the water to go into my garden, where the biodegradable soap can be taken care of. Plus I wash my car about once a year, so I'm sure I'm not overloading the system ;)

I'd agree with Perci - if it doesn't hit a drain, you're probably OK. By-law enforcement in Calgary is by complaint, so your neighbours would have to rat you out.

05-28-2015, 08:59 PM
Thanks guys

KMR 968 Turbo
06-05-2015, 01:11 PM
I take my car washing instructions from this guy:

06-05-2015, 04:38 PM
I take my car washing instructions from this guy:

LOL, betty good grasshopper! (said with asian accent for full effect)