How NOT to dump waste water!!!!

awratchford

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Luckily I have a spot, nothing but grass area, however...in the bigger scheme of things, my waste tank holds 70 gallons. It'll take me on average two to three regular jobs to fill that up. Those same two to three jobs use at most one whole hydro force full of chemicals. So literally 24 ounces of chemicals over 70 gallons of water, there's more crap in your runoff from washing your car in your driveway, or what about here where fast food restaurants and gas stations have their own employees pressure wash the parking lot every day and don't get into trouble, yet they want to pick on carpet cleaning companies. Bye Felicia (as my wife might say). I wish someone would mess with me about it, I'd sue the hell out of the city. If restaurants and gas stations which are for profit businesses don't have to obey then neither does anyone else
 

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If restaurants and gas stations which are for profit businesses don't have to obey then neither does anyone else
As Scott said earlier, just because others don't care, or won't follow the rules, doesn't mean we shouldn't either. If anything, we should be more proactive because of them, not less.

I get it, I really do. I promise. But I just cannot find a justifiable, reasonable argument for not following proper dump procedures.

Convenient? Not an good reason.

Others do it, why not me too? Not a good reason.

Don't have room/tank not big enough? Not a good reason.

No one's watching? Ahhhh, you just can't see them.

Never been caught? Only gotta be wrong once.
 

awratchford

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Actually it's suing the City to force them to enforce the rules on all businesses
 

awratchford

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See if the local businesses have to follow the same rules we do then they'll hire companies like us instead of letting minimum wage employees take our work. Duh
 

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The basis of my argument is not that we shouldn't have to, but that other businesses should have to. Thereby eliminating minimum wage employees doing our jobs. Creating more work for the service sector
 
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The basis of my argument is not that we shouldn't have to, but that other businesses should have to. Thereby eliminating minimum wage employees doing our jobs. Creating more work for the service sector
I see what your saying. We have wawa’s here gas station /mega marts twice that of a typical gas joint. But they used to have a company powerwash the lot. They put barriers around the drains that kept waste out of storm water. Now i dont see them any more. Theyre next door cleaning the chic-fil-a still but not the wawa. Now what i see is the cashier when its slow. They send him out to powerwash. No barriers water goes straight down the storm drain. Theyll get caught eventually.
 
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The key is the wording. Run off means if it runs out into a storm drain.
As long as it soaks into the ground away from storm drains and wells it's legal.
I do only T&G so I have a lot of waste water.
I set up with the dump valve in mind.
I run the hose into a bed or discreet area and dump frequently.
Many times I just crack the valve and get a slow stream going to ensure it soaks in.
I have an apo also and my preferred dump point is the laundry washer drain.
You can pull out the washer drain hose and shove your hose way down to ensure there is no chance of it falling out.
 

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Sad to see so many business' completely disregard their own community and environment to save a few dollars. Because we don't do any sort of carpet cleaning and only area rug cleaning in our own plant, we dispose of all sewage water through custom built French drains. I'd type up the whole ordeal but you can find more information on the entire 11 step process here:
https://babashrug.com/rug-cleaning
 

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In my state of California all waste water has to be deposited in the sewage system of a home or business which is what my rug cleaning shop in San Pedro does.
When you guys were in the bad drought did your customers want it on the lawn or in their flower beds?
 

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When you guys were in the bad drought did your customers want it on the lawn or in their flower beds?
No, I purposely avoid the waste water question. But I did dump on my mom's lawn to help her out.
 
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its a shame we cant all dump in California, its a messy state and the chems would help clean it up.
Hell they use to dump DDT in 55 gallon drums into the ocean between LA Harbor and Catalina Island. Now all the fish are pointed and we're not supposed to eat it due to them. Then they want ti fine us $10k if we dump some water on the sidewalk.
 

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Hell they use to dump DDT in 55 gallon drums into the ocean between LA Harbor and Catalina Island. Now all the fish are pointed and we're not supposed to eat it due to them. Then they want ti fine us $10k if we dump some water on the sidewalk.
I know johnny, I lived in cali before,, they were horrible !!! I was joking
 
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In my state of California all waste water has to be deposited in the sewage system of a home or business which is what my rug cleaning shop in San Pedro does.
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Yes, we all need to do the environment just like Texas does.

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