Concrete Washout System
Concrete washouts are used to contain concrete and liquids when the chutes of concrete mixers and hoppers of concrete pumps are rinsed out after delivery. The washout facilities consolidate solids for easier disposal and prevent runoff of liquids. The wash water is alkaline and contains high levels of chromium which can leach into the ground and contaminate groundwater. It can also migrate to a storm drain, which can cause an increase of pH of area waters and harm aquatic life. Solids that are improperly disposed of can clog storm drain pipes and cause flooding. Installing concrete washout facilities not only prevents pollution but also is a matter of good housekeeping at your construction site.
Avoid costly EPA fines. The maximum fine levied by the Environmental Protection Agency can be as high as $11,000.00 per day, per project. This is an extreme example. Fines usually range from two to five hundred dollars and/or a stop work order. You don’t wnat to be the government’s next target. Prepare for enforcement within the city or county you are working in.
Eastcoast SiteWork specializes in concrete washout systems. Our experts will make sure your site is taking every step possible to prevent pollution and maintain a clean atmosphere at your construction site.