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Pollution for Air, Ears and Drains

Mobile car washers pollute residential areas not only by dumping dirty water into storm drains (“Polishing Off the Competition,” Oct. 28), thus violating the federal Water Quality Act, but they also pollute air and ear by running diesel-powered generators for high pressure water hoses, emitting high decibels with industrial vacuum cleaners, and I have even observed the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers to dry cars.

If you have neighbors who have their several cars “detailed” once a week, it can be quite a nuisance. I also don’t see how the proposed foam mats to catch the dirty water would work on a hillside road.

G. BORDING MATHIEU

Laguna Beach

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