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City Council discusses action against at-home style carwashing

July 15, 2014
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CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Potential regulation for at-home style carwashing charity events was discussed by the Clearlake City Council on July 10 at the urging of Councilwoman Joyce Overton, according to Lake County News.

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“The reality is," said Overton, “we have water problems and people need to be aware of it. There are other things you can do to raise money.” Another concern, she continued, is the lack of regulation concerning water runoff, noted the article.

A carwash owner, Tom Walker, noted that his business is forced to adhere to regulations and subject to penalties when they overflow. “It's an environmental issue,” he said.

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No action against at-home style fundraising was taken during the meeting, with Vice Mayor Gina Fortino Dickson saying she did not know if attempting regulation would matter. “People doing their car washes should be conscious of how much water they are using and the run-off,” she said. “My biggest concern is zero enforceability.”

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