Georgia Power Washing, LLC ensures strict compliance with stringent EPA regulations governing any and all facilities. Our team of professionals are extremely knowledgeable in Parking Garage Cleaning in a closed loop system. In this system, a water reclaim vacuum is used to remove and recover all waste water from the ground away from where it shouldn’t be, and properly disposed of offsite. Water reclamation isn’t something that every company can offer, and if they do, it is not always compliant with the laws. Our company is fully OSHA compliant and we focus on meeting and exceeding safety regulations during each phase of our work. All services are performed by professionals with on-site safety given the highest priority.
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FILTERING OUR WASTE WATER
MINIMIZE POLLUTING CHEMICALS
ELIMINATE STORM WATER POLLUTION
Waste water from pressure washing is illegal by any means to dump into any storm drains because it contains residue toxins like oil and chemicals if you use them. Georgia Power Washing, LLC captures wash water before it gets into our Houston storm drains, thus saving and preserving our natural water sources and protecting our environment.
Pressure Wash / Power Wash Discharges:
Compliance and Enforcement Quick Finder
- Section 301 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits a point source discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States without an NPDES permit. To legally discharge wash water, a pressure wash operator must obtain an NPDES permit for each discharge location. Due to the fact that many pressure washer operators are mobile, it is not realistic to pre-determine discharge locations and obtain permits for each location. Additionally, most NPDES permitted process water discharges require treatment and analysis of the discharge, which may not be practical for many pressure washers.
- The most common method of compliance with the CWA is to prevent process wastewater discharges to waters of the United States.
If your discharge does not reach waters of the United States, then there are no requirements under the CWA.
Examples of compliance without a discharge are vacuuming up the process wastewater or berming the process water and allowing it to evaporate. An additional method of compliance is to discharge the water to an NPDES permitted sanitary sewer system (the municipality may have additional pretreatment requirements before accepting your discharge). The most common form of non-compliance is to discharge the process water into a storm sewer system or into a city street that drains to a storm water inlet. Most storm drainage systems in Region 6 discharge directly to waters of the United States without treatment, which means anything that discharges into a storm drain is the same as putting it directly into the waterbody receiving the storm drain discharge.