If you clean your own carpets, rugs or upholstery, follow the following steps:
If you have leftover water that contains carpet cleaning chemicals, you must dispose of it in the same manner as you dispose of wastewater. Never dispose of carpet cleaning water by pouring it on the ground or into a storm drain. If you throw the water away using one of those methods, the chemicals in the water will eventually drain off into the delicate ecosystem.
If you have your carpets, rugs or upholstery cleaned by a carpet cleaning business, please make sure your carpet cleaner both knows and follows appropriate practices. Ask your cleaner how he or she intends to dispose of waste.