The Environmental Benefits of Water Recycling in Industrial Cleaning


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The Environmental Benefits of Water Recycling in Industrial Cleaning

In today’s rapidly changing world, implementing sustainable methods of reducing water scarcity is more crucial than ever – recycling and reusing wastewater is an excellent option. In this article, we will discuss all the benefits of water recycling.

Wastewater recycling systems make it possible to filter and continue using water that would otherwise be contaminated and possibly dumped into the local environment. If not discharged on-site, the wastewater must be transported to a wastewater treatment plant.

What Is Wastewater Recycle & Reuse?

While recycling is a term generally applied to aluminum cans, glass bottles, and newspapers, water can be recycled as well. Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a groundwater basin (referred to as groundwater recharge). 

The term wastewater recycling is generally used synonymously with wastewater reclamation and wastewater reuse.

Water recycling offers resource and financial savings. Wastewater treatment can be tailored to meet your specific needs, based on regulations and how you plan to reuse the water.

Recycling and reusing your water onsite saves the hassle of transporting wastewater and helps you comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. For example, capturing and reusing wash water when cleaning your heavy equipment and vehicles.

Water reclamation systems provide a way to clean and reuse wastewater, thus creating more environmentally sustainable water usage. The filtration process differs depending on location, desired outcome, and government regulations.

An excellent option for businesses cleaning heavy equipment is to use a closed-loop wash system.

What is a Closed-Loop Wash System?

A zero-discharge wash system (or closed-loop wash system) is designed to recycle, filter and reuse the water that is used by a pressure washer or steam cleaner. This system is different from the other Wastewater Treatment Systems because it allows the user to re-use the water by pumping it back to the pressure washer.

The wash rack is completely contained, allowing you to wash just about any heavy equipment or parts without running into EPA Clean Water Act Regulations because you reclaim all the water you use. Closed-loop wash racks can be permanent concrete structures, but many of them are above-ground and portable.

As you wash your heavy equipment or parts, the wastewater goes into the wash rack drain, which instantly sends it through a system that treats it, filters it, and pumps it back to you as clean water that you can continue to use for washing equipment. Some systems biologically treat and filter out grease, grime, oil, and other gunk that is likely to collect on vehicles and other heavy equipment. 

Using a zero-discharge wash system saves water, and money, and keeps the area where you perform heavy equipment maintenance clean. You also preserve the surrounding environment by preventing your washing procedure from contaminating the worksite.

Other methods of heavy equipment washing may need harsh chemicals to be thorough enough to do the job and may not have a method of removing those chemicals from the water. Our closed-loop wash racks, are a much safer alternative for you and your employees to use when cleaning equipment.

Benefits of Evans Equipment Closed-Loop Wash Rack

Businesses that own or lease property are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that equipment wash water that is not contained will contaminate their worksite. If you manage an operation and own, or lease, the property you become responsible for the expensive cost of cleaning up any wash water contamination of the soil or groundwater. Evans Equipment has the solution to the problem with customized wash water recycle systems and pressure washers that will optimize your heavy equipment wash operations by:

  • Conserving water
  • Complying with EPA regulations
  • Protecting your worksite from contaminated water

From powerful bean pumps, to heavy equipment wash racks, to wastewater treatment and recycle systems, we provide and service the equipment you need for an efficient and compliant wash rack for your heavy equipment washing needs. 

Why Choose Evans Equipment & Environmental? 

Why choose Evans Equipment & Environmental as your partner for water recycling in industrial cleaning? 

We understand that the cost to operate a portable wash pad or permanent wash rack is constantly increasing due to permitting and monitoring requirements on wastewater discharges. With the increased enforcement of Federal regulations, wastewater discharge violations could mean potential disaster for a company.

We provide a full, turnkey solution, that is customized for your specific needs.

This means we set you up for success from the very beginning and support you long after your wash water recycle system is installed.

We design the closed-loop wastewater treatment system, fabricate it, and handle the construction and installation ourselves. 

We train you how to use the system, provide you with scheduled maintenance plans, and supply detergents, coagulants, and other system consumables. 

Contact us today to request a quote for your custom closed-loop industrial cleaning system.