As you can see from this archived copy of Pollution
Equipment News dated April 1991 issue #24 page 63,
Basic Concepts has been building berms for wash
down applications for over 17 years. Pictured
in the photo above is Basic Concepts’ founder
Edward Van Romer’s son who ran a distributorship
of Basic Concepts’ products in Denver, CO
under the name Solution Control Systems. And
the rest is history.
So let the market leader help you with your wash
down needs today!
Since 1972, the EPA's Clean Water
Act has prohibited the discharge of any pollutant
to waters of the United States . Each state
and municipal regulatory requirements pertaining
to stormwater is based upon this federal regulation
with additional provisions to address specific
needs and conditions of watersheds within a
Portable or mobile power washing,
creates wash water (wastewater). Even in instances
where only water is used, the wash runoff can
contain hazardous chemicals and substances that
are harmful to the environment. Washing vehicles
and equipment in areas where wastewater flows
onto impervious surfaces, such as on concrete
and asphalt paved areas, can cause the wastewater
to flow into storm drains. Some storm drain
systems discharge untreated water directly to
creeks, rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
power wash wastewater into this type of storm
drain system is the same as discharging wastewater
directly into a water body. State and federal
regulations (specifically The Clean Water Act
40 CFR) are enforced to eliminate this form
and other forms of water pollution.
can contain high concentrations of oil and grease,
detergents that may contain phosphates and suspended
solids. Detergents, even biodegradable detergents,
can be poisonous to fish. Phosphates, an ingredient
in some detergents, are plant nutrients that
can cause the excessive growth of nuisance plants
when the phosphates enter lakes and streams.
Wastewater can also contain dirt and pollutants
from vehicles and equipment washing.