Cleaning cars in driveways banned in Porirua
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Washing your car in the driveway is a thing of the past for Porirua residents.
The city council has passed a new bylaw - aimed at preventing pollution going into the Porirua Harbour.
People will need to wash their cars on grass, or at a commercial car wash facility, councillor Bronywn Kropp said.
Instead of soap suds and other nasties going down the drain into the water which goes straight to the harbour, it's filtered through grass and other plants, she said.
The focus of the bylaw is not to catch people out and fine them, but to educate them to help keep pollution out of Porirua's waterways, Ms Kropp said.