Commercial vehicle washing uses a tremendous amount of water. By separating out and removing waste, clean water can be reused for great cost savings as well as saving on sewer fees.
Preventing environmental damage and avoiding fines for noncompliance with regulations is also a major concern. The Clean Water Act legislates that car washes should capture their wastewater, and it governs the disposal of this waste. On top of that, the EPA has banned the construction of new drains connected to vehicle wash disposal wells.The waste streams from car washes can contain a number of extremely hazardous materials, including benzene, which is used in gasoline and detergents, and trichloroethylene, which is used in some grease removers and other compounds.
By evaporating the water and collecting the evaporate, completely clean water can be reused in the car wash. An efficient Draygon wastewater evaporation system can reclaim nearly 100% of the water, leaving behind a tiny solid block of contaminants that can be contained and disposed of more safely.