Applications – Concrete Rinse Water
Job site scrutiny is ever increasing!. The EPA no longer allows untreated concrete rinse water to enter into any water stream or storm drain during rinse operations.
Central Coast Homebuilder Ordered to Pay $58,500 For Dirty Job Site – “Residual concrete from a masonry and washout area had apparently overflowed and left the job site. Inadequate Best Management Practices for for the control of erosion and cleaning sediment were not in place or not effective.”
Idaho Developers Fined for Storm Water Violations – July 16, 2008 Idaho - Operators at three construction sites in Nampa, Idaho just paid a total of $21,800 to settle Clean Water Act (CWA) cases filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Violations included failure to maintain erosion and sediment controls. According to Kim Ogle, Manager of EPA’s NPDES Compliance Unit, “While some Idaho builders and developers are doing a good job, there are others who are ignoring the storm water permit requirements,” said Ogle. “Builders and developers that fail to follow these permit conditions will face fines.”
Congelz is the simple answer to complying to EPA and local rules. To be compliant using Congelz, contractors simply need to line a bucket or tote with a UV stable bag, let rinse water run into the bucket, then sprinkle Congelz on the rinse water and watch the magic happen. In just 2-3 minutes the rinse water will become a safe to dispose solid. The solid can then be placed into any standard site dumpster or refuse container freeing the contractor and site owner from liability of EPA fines.
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