The cheerleading squad at Lincoln High School in San Jose wanted to attend a national competition in April. In order to finance the trip, the squad decided to host a car wash.
This plan never materialized, however. The San Jose Environmental Services Department shut down the group’s car wash to “protect the environment.”
According to the environmental officials, the cheerleaders violated city water discharge laws.
On Oct. 18th this message was sent out to San Jose neighborhood e-mail lists:
“We had a visit from the city of San Jose Environmental Services Department who said that the car washes at Hoover [Middle School] are in violation of water discharge laws, therefore we had to cancel this and all future car washes.”