Pressure Washing and Wastewater

Most of the time someone considers the effects of Pressure Washing, they think of the improvements of the improved appearance of their building’s exterior. What often gets ignored is the wastewater it produces.

Most pressure washers spray two to three gallons of water per minute, which mean that projects that last longer than an hour will potentially produce hundreds of gallons of wastewater. Often this wastewater is safe to run right into storm drain, whisking away debris such as dirt and organic material. At times contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals are present in pressure washing runoff however, making it necessary to take extra steps.

In these cases disposal of the wastewater can be a chore, but in order to comply with local and federal laws which aim to prevent contaminated wastewater from entering streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans your pressure washers must get rid of the water properly. Normally this consists of blocking off the drain, collecting the water via a pump system, and taking it to a wastewater treatment facility to remove the toxins that may be present.

Fortunately, when you hire City Wide to manage your Pressure Washing projects, the disposal of your wastewater is taken seriously. Contact us today to find out more about Pressure Washing and the 20+ other services we can manage for you.

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