Dirty Car

Workers wash a van at a car wash on January 29, 2014 in San Francisco.  Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency for California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history. Residents are being asked to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%. Some counties are imposing mandatory reductions and banning the watering of lawns.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Think You’re Truly Green? Your Dirty Car Will Prove It As Drought Forces Lifestyle Changes

Washing your car not only racks up your water bill, but it’s wasteful, not environmentally friendly, and could even become illegal as the drought worsens, but the East Bay Municipal Utility District found a few ways to improve the century-old weekend chore.



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