What should I do with dirty cleaning water?
Avoid pouring it into the gutter, as they flow directly into the storm drain system. There is no treatment of water in the storm drain system, and they flow directly into local creeks and the San Francisco Bay.

Be sure to dispose of dirty cleaning water in a sink or toilet where it will be "cleaned up" during the wastewater treatment process.

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2. What is the best way to clean off driveways and sidewalks?
3. What should I do with dirty cleaning water?
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