County Urges Use of Commercial Carwashes for Fundraisers

Officials in Lexington County, S.C., are promoting the use of commercial carwashes while they urge nonprofit organizations to refrain from holding carwash fundraisers in parking lots without taking precautions to capture wastewater contaminants, according to a report by The State.

As an alternative, officials are recommending groups work with professional carwash facilities to either hold charity events at their locations or sell discounted tickets through the carwashes’ formal fundraiser programs.

Although the county has not outlawed residential carwashing, officials are promoting commercial carwashes as part of their effort to preserve the health of local lakes and waterways, including Lake Murray, Saluda River and Congaree River.

Eight carwashes have come forward to help the county, and officials are hopeful more operators will formally join their campaign, the article said.