Inflate Your Vehicle Tires

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When it rains in the Pacific Northwest, water washes over our roads, into storm drains, and into our rivers. That said, do you want to know one simple thing you can do to keep our waterways cleaner?

Keep your vehicle’s tires inflated!

Scientists and researchers at Washington State University discovered the chemical that has been killing coho salmon. It’s a preservative in tires that through normal wear and tear finds its way into our rivers. Now studies are underway to fix our tires and our roads:

Properly inflated tires conserve fuel and reduce the breaking down of your tires, reducing the amount of tire dust and microplastic bits coming off them. A recent breakthrough study in the Puget Sound area revealed that tire dust is toxic to salmon, so save yourself and the fish some grief by making sure your wheels are well-maintained!

To learn more about tire dust, read the efforts done by Dr. McIntrye and researchers at the link below: https://www.seattletimes.com/…/tire-dust-is-killing…/

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Follow the Water is about our relationship with our rivers. It’s about connecting people with our water—where we live, work, and play. It’s also about connecting our behaviors to the rivers so we understand that what we do affects water—both positively and negatively. Follow the Water is about learning and sharing new ways to be better to our water with your friends and neighbors.
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