Environmental Wash Practices
We understand that your fleet maintenance related issues have become a major focus of scrutiny for Federal, State and local agencies.
As such, we have made tremendous efforts to avoid infringements on past and present regulatory laws, including the Clean Water Act.
Our compliance reputation is unsurpassed in our industry and we are extremely sensitive to the proximity of our wash sites to environmentally vulnerable areas, such as streams and storm runoff drains.
Mobile vehicle washing is considered to be an acceptable practice. The concern is not the washing itself, but the effluent wash water that is the result.
Due to the possibility of contaminating the environment, certain governing bodies have stepped in to regulate disposal and treatment of the runoff.
It is important to note that the resultant runoff is NOT considered to be hazardous waste, and therefore no manifest is required.
By using only biodegradable washing agents during our process, our company has eliminated the risk of releasing potentially harmful agents into the environment.
The sole problematic result is the small concentration of hydrocarbons in the dirt as it is removed from the vehicle with routine washing.
The hydrocarbons result from oily residue, which collects on the vehicle as it drives on roadways.
The Mobile Fleet Wash environmental washing process includes using covers for storm drains and dykes to direct the runoff toward low points, and a vacuum boom system to collect the soiled water as it pools.
The solids in the waste are collected using a 200 micron filtering system and the hydrocarbons are removed by a subsequent filtering system. Collected oily residue is submitted for proper disposal (copies of receipts provided upon request).
We then dispose of the treated water via approved sanitary sewers.