How Job-Site Wheel Washing Helps The Environment
Drive past any construction site, or even a small residential addition after a bit of rain, and the street is usually covered with mud and debris. Dirty, sticky, gross mud that runs off job sites can flow into storm sewers, and wreak havoc on the water quality of streams, rivers, and even other waterways…
But beyond the dire environmental consequences of job-site runoff, it’s also pretty rude to dirty your neighbours in the mud. Plus, they’re steep fines if not done dealt with properly.
There Are Fines?
Yes, dirty mud tracked from job sites onto roadways presents major public safety issues and the cleanup of debris can be expensive to the municipality or to the developer. Mitigating these issues has become a major factor in meeting environmental regulations. Some municipalities even require it as part of the permitting process.
Where Does Lionsgate Come In?
Lionsgate offers a complete line of wheel washes to meet vary site specifications so that you don’t need to worry about the fines or the hassle of clean up…
You can keep your wheels, tires, and underbody free from debris and your sediment contained to the job-site. Whether environmental regulations require you to keep mud and other debris at the job-site or you are just being a good environmental neighbor, our wheel wash systems offer a portable solution to remove dirt and grime before you hit the street.
Whenever contaminated trucks from construction sites, mines, harbors, landfills, dumpsters, or even industrial areas drive out directly onto the public roads, the Lionsgate Wheel Washing Systems can prevent dangerous contamination from getting onto the roads and highways. AND, as a further positive effect, pollution of the air with dust around the areas is also reduced considerably.
The Utility of Wheel Washing
There are various types of wheel washes available on the market. A basin style wheel bath is one of the simplest designs. Even though it is a low cost, a basin requires a huge footprint, daily cleaning for optimum performance and it does not wash mud flaps or wheel wells where dirt can accumulate.
Using a low-pressure Wheel Wash has several disadvantages and includes high water consumption, inability to remove lube oils and greases from the undercarriage and the spray nozzles can plug or wear out if the water is dirty.
The best option is the use of high-pressure wheel wash. These systems are sensor operated and automatic. They are designed to wash tires and mud flaps. They require low water consumption.
At the end of the day, and especially if you have a remote site location, three factors are important:
- The Wheel Wash should be self-sufficient and recirculate the wash water (or recycle if a recycling plant is installed with it);
- It can withstand harsh conditions, heavy vehicles, and low maintenance;
- It can handle a high number of washes and wash efficiently and to the standard required for compliance;
Our wheel washing models have a water spray pressure of 1200 gallons per minute, which ensures that both the front and rear wheels of a vehicle are simultaneously cleaned and effectively removing dust and debris. The machine has a 6,000-gallon water system allowing over 200 industrial truck washes per day.
Use a Simple 3-Step Process
To meet environmental regulations of your construction site, you must focus on 3 things:
- Wheels are washed before the trucks leave off-site;
- The truck wash is in proper compliance;
- The wash water is treated proper;