Don't Drip and Drive

Location: Washington


Improving an incentive program that prevents harmful runoff by fixing vehicle leaks

STORM—a coalition of Puget Sound-area cities and counties working together to minimize polluted runoff—chose Cascadia to lead a comprehensive evaluation of its Don’t Drip & Drive. Fix that Leak! pilot program. The outreach campaign aimed to engage drivers in finding and fixing vehicle leaks. In our evaluation of this campaign, we tracked the number vehicles inspected and repaired, documented results of the media campaign and social marketing efforts by local jurisdictions, assessed cost effectiveness, and identified lessons learned. The report will help STORM’s 30 local jurisdictions improve implementation and obtain grants to fund future campaigns to reduce vehicle leaks. Cascadia also conducted follow-on interviews with a number of participating oil change shops to identify industry-perceived strengths and weaknesses of different campaign scenarios that may be used in the future.

I wanted to provide some specific feedback on your team. They were terrific to work with. I was so impressed with their thoroughness, excellent coordination, and ability to tailor the presentation to the federal audience and the multiple locations. They were also up for anything--doing a waste sort in a conference room via videoconferencing! I’m sure this is not a traditional request, but they made it work. The attendees were very engaged and I sincerely believe that this training will result in on the ground improvements.

Lisa McArthur
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