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      11-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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washing you car is illegal in Toronto???

not sure if this is a repost, but i never knew Toronto had this law since 2000

http://www.wheels.ca/articlecategory/article/527593
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      11-09-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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As far as I know Cali has a similar law.
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      11-09-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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It has never stopped me or my neighbours
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      11-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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same here. for the last 11yrs i broke the law a lot then lol
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Yeah, but it hasn't really stopped anyone. I think this might be more reinforced in downtown area. Anything uptown/remote will not have enough patrols to catch anyone in the act. Funny thing, I haven't ever washed my car at home...maybe my detailers but never myself.
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      11-09-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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It's true however it has never stopped me or my neighbours either

At least once a week and for 2 cars.
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Yup believe it or not it's illegal. Same laws are in place over here in Calgary, in the UK however (lived there my whole life up until 2 years ago) it was more because they thought we would run out of water if people continued to water their gardens and wash their cars at home
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Yeah, but it hasn't really stopped anyone. I think this might be more reinforced in downtown area. Anything uptown/remote will not have enough patrols to catch anyone in the act. Funny thing, I haven't ever washed my car at home...maybe my detailers but never myself.
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It's because I actually drive the car ..something you can finally relate to
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It's because I actually drive the car ..something you can finally relate to
hahahaha true
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      11-22-2011, 10:58 PM   #11
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If you interpret the clean water act literally it's illegal to water your lawn in Toronto. In fact, it's illegal to water a hanging plant with a glass of water from inside your house. If it goes into the storm sewer in Toronto it's basically illegal.
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If you interpret the clean water act literally it's illegal to water your lawn in Toronto. In fact, it's illegal to water a hanging plant with a glass of water from inside your house. If it goes into the storm sewer in Toronto it's basically illegal.
Is it really possible to twist it that way, Kevin? What I was told(never read it myself), was that the chemical(soap, etc) used for washing your car cannot be washed into the sewer. If I were to just spray down my car with water, there's nothing they can actually do about it. It'd be stupid..cause, if we interpret it that way, technically I can be in trouble if it rains on my car which happens to be dirty and parked on my driveway.
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The thing is brake dust, oil, undercoating etc are all considered problems, its a very vague set of laws.

If youre using automotive soap and aren't washing during water restrictions I wouldn't worry about it too much. It mostly applies to guys like me
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