Burbank’s New “Go Dirty For Droughts” Program

The city of Burbank has instituted a new program called “Go Dirty for Drought” encouraging citizens to not wash their  cars for 2 months. Over 300 people made a pledge including firefighters and also police officers.

“Everyone is being instructed to keep their windows clean however,” said Burbank City Spokesman Drew Howard, reported the LA Times. “Nothing’s more important than visibility.”

The city has recently joined the “Go Dirty for the Drought” campaign in Santa Monica. The goal is to get 10,000 pledges that equilates to 3 gallons of water.

Officials requested to have 350 stickers on cars to bring awareness to this cause. People are also posting on Instagram and Twitter #DirtyCarPledge, according to LA Times.

“We just want people thinking about [conserving water] and it seems like a car is a good way to do it,” says Rachael Stitch, a spokesman for the organization who suggested the idea, according to LA Times

Malibu is the third state to join but it is finalizing the tally of participating. Los Angeles is the 2nd city out of 3rd to join the program and Santa Monica was the first.