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    I dump in the grass. Never have any problems.
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    Ok.
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    Matt nailed it on the head, use common sense.
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    I just got done with a job and I drug my drain hose in some tiny bldg. at my customer's house. It had some big blue tank with some electrical pump next to it. I found this hole that I was able to drain my hose. When I got done, the pump said "well pump". I thought "oh well, they won't find out".:eek:

    Comeon mediareaders!!! Take a joke
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    Just dump some cherry deodorizer in there and you're good to go lol
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    At SS the pump out would run into a flat discharge hose we threw into there yard, flower bed etc. Every once in a while it would have a kink in the hose after a bit you would see an explosion of dirty water most the time getting on parts of the house and their customers cars! The on board tank I would dump back at my house into the rocks/dirt. Damn SS blows!
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    My friend you need some fiber!
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    You are not suppose to be dumping any untreated dirty water directly into a sewer that will go into a river or stream, that is considered polluting the environment. It can contribute to killing fish and other animals which depend upon the streams for survival.

    I have used car washes to dump the water when I can, but the owners of the car wash will probably frown on that! They claim they are paying for the waste water going to the water treatment plant! ( they probably do) My thought is that I pay for water coming into my house and the sewage bill is based on what comes into the house. Maybe its different for businesses. Anyway, I have been called by owners, ( more than one) and they have asked/told me to stop dumping at their facilities! Others have been OK with it. Maybe you can find one who will be willing to allow you to dump for a fee?

    I also use the toilet at my shop to dump the waste. That is ideal because it goes to the waste treatment plant and gets treated. But if I am out on the job and I need to dump, I try and find a deserted place and dump the waste onto the ground. I believe this is just like a house that has a septic system. The waste water goes into the ground and micro organisms start to work their magic and break down all the dirty water. Also trees and plants should help clean it up.
    Hope this helps
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    When I went fishing one day When I was a kid... I took a dump in the lake. The turds floated to the top
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    I need to take a break from TMF. C yall later
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    I guess it's a good thing I only dump at yo moms house
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    I first look for the cleanout cap in the yard...cant find one... ask the customer... they dont have one... ask nicely if you can dump in their bushes and tie a netbag around the end of the hose to catch any lint... dumping anywhere other then your base or the customers property is sketchy. I know a guy that got hit with 1500 dollar fine last year. I know another guy who drives a concrete mixer and got caught up in an epa suit simply because the construction superintendent was not maintaining the washout area at a large subdivision. the epa pulled a stealth sting on him with camera,s ph meters the whole 9 yards...
    dont be a detard.
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    Guy i used work for will dump right there, make a mess in the parking lot and get it in the bay. Idiot.

    Manhole covers are chained here. Crackheads were taking to scrap and leaving holes wide open. Gangsta!
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    Sorry guys common sense is not a defense in court. When I started in 1975 I would come home everyday and just dump down the driveway and it would just run down the street. Today if I did that I would be getting visits from the EPA, DNR, and every other government agency.

    Biodegradable agents that make it into a stream need oxygen to decompose. As they pull oxygen from the water all the fish start doing the horizontal bop.

    The only place you can legally dump is into a sanitary sewer system. The waste water must be treated. In most cities if you wash your car and the water runs down the driveway you are in violation of the law. They just don't bother to enforce it.

    A commercial vehicle is a much easier target. It is not like we are using horrible poisons but it is what we pull out of carpet that is the real problem, especially in Florida or Texas where everyone's carpets are sprayed with pesticides for fleas.

    The fines are real and they are large. I am sure I have drank on occasion more than I should and driven. I have never been pulled over. Does that mean I should keep doing it?
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    i got permission to dump at a local carwash. i checked with the sanitary district and they said i am good to go. mostly i dump into sewer drains if i can.
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    In Hawaii now the fine for polluting into the ocean can reach up to 100k so if your waste water hits the storm drain the city might own your company in a few weeks. My boss over their got a county permit to drain into certain designated manholes only. otherwise we would use apo into a toilet if absolutely needed. draining waste water on such a beautiful land is just plain immoral anyway. I tried to be conscious of my own pollution while i was on maui. I never once littered a single piece of trash in 7 years let alone dumped the nasty into the land.
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    We're you and Rob going to write some up about dumping? What happened with that? I have two questions:

    1. Is it illegal to dump our waste water in the yard. (assuming we have the owner permission and it isn't near a body of water) I tried to find laws about this and I haven't found any.

    2. What about emptying out our fresh water tank? Since I'm using a portable, I need to empty my fresh water tank before loading into the van. Assuming it is just plan water, could I get in trouble for emptying it on the street?
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    If your using a porty you should be dumping in the toilet. In most cities and counties is is legal to discharge into a landacaped area on private property as long as there is no runoff into the city drainage system. However you won't find many customers at least in a developed area that will look kindly upon it. It is also illlegal to access a city storm drain or man hole without a license and permit to do so. If you ever find yourself thinking damm those apo's are expensive just wait until you get cited. Maybe you have been free dumping for 10 years But a 25k fine makes it a pretty expensive pay back. Be professional get the correct and necessary equipment for the job and charge the customer accordingly.
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    Just water the grass the with it.
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    How is an APO any different than dumping?

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