1. Hiring a contractor who has the ability to reclaim used wash water is the best way to avoid costly fines from governmental authorities tasked with enforcing the Clean Water Act.

  2. Waste water reclamation allows the use of hot water which is a far superior method in most cleaning situations.

  3. Unless the project you want your contractor to perform is giant, the cost of reclamation pressure washing is less than the vacuum truck fees incurred when a local inspector requires that a storm drain basin be cleaned out.

  4. Although sometimes more expensive to employ, reclamation pressure washing ensures that the used wash water which is usually unpleasant to smell or even to look at, is not discharged to a place where the wildlife present are biologically unequipped to deal with it and remain healthy.

  5. In a developed where the used wash water will run to a storm drain, regardless of the dirt or contaminants you want your contractor to clean up, waste water capture is the only option if you don’t want your waste discharged directly to the nearest stream, river, lake, or the Puget Sound.

One of the greatest advantages of capturing the waste water generated from pressure washing is that it keeps this contaminated water from entering the surrounding natural habitat, and the waters of the state as defined by the Clean Water Act.  More and more we are seeing seeing storm drains with “Dump No Waste” stenciled on them with a little fish symbol next to it.  That is because our storm drains lead directly to our local creeks, lakes, and the Puget Sound and the Washington State Department of Ecology which has been tasked by the federal government with cleaning up the waters of the state, is now in the second phase of a three phase plan to enforce these regulations.  The first phase of this plan is to correct industrial point source pollution, the second targets commercial point sources, and the third not yet begun, will focus on residential areas.

With our systems, you still have an option, and we can still pressure wash in a variety of specific applications without discharging our used waste water into our natural environment when the working situation dictates.

Heavy metals, free oils, hydrocarbons and other contaminates that get dislodged during cleaning are captured by our reclamation machines, the waste water is then transported to a suitable waste water treatment facility.

Useful information from The Washington State Department of Ecology:

Washington State Department of Ecology Clean Water Act Monitoring Strategy

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