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    First I am not trying to spam with this. I just wanted to post this and say that as of yesterday "hell froze over" I had once said the we at Prokleen would start getting into compliance with the EPA (WHEN HELL FROZE OVER) Haha ! Yesterday we bought a complete closed loop system from Pete and Tracy at Sunbrite Supply in Georgia.

    It is not hear yet but it is paid for and I should be picking it up before the roundtable, hopefully in a couple of weeks. I will post pics when it is up and running.

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    Russ, congrats on your purchase. Guys like yourself have to set the standard. Whether any of us like it or not, CWA compliance and enforcement is coming hot and heavy.

    Looking forward to seeing those pics!
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
    House Washing
    Pressure Washing Companies




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    Russ - Congratulations on the purchase Russ. It is great to see contractors stepping up such as yourself and taking the necessary steps regarding the CWA.

    Way to good dude...can't wait to see the pics!
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    Honestly guys I didnt want a pat on the back nor was I looking for one, I just wanted to share the fact that the CWA is a thing of the present not the future, I have been educating myself over the last week and reading all I can on the subject, to simplify it for some it goes like this, the water on the property belongs to the property owner, as long as it stays on that property it is fine and you are ok, if for any reason it runs off property and into a storm drain or just down the road or on to another persons property you are in violation of the clean water act and are subject to fines up to 10,000 per offense.

    So if you wash a driveway and the water runs down the road you are subject to being fined, if you wash a gas station or a strip mall the rules are the same .... NO OFF SITE DISCHARGE! PERIOD!

    We got into compliance to insure the laws are met by us, most here will still allow this contamination but we are going to attempt to be the first to educate our customer on the value of this service for not only them but the environment we live in.

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    I do think you deserve a pat, Russ. Many guys look up to you and keeping your head in the sand would not protect you from a $10,000+ fine. Announcing this will make many people stand up and take notice. You are right, man, its here. Maybe not in the next six months but I can tell you that the UAMCC has been asked questions by municipalities seeking help in establishing BMP's. This is where we as contractors all have to stick together so that we don't all end up needing $10,000 reclaim systems to wash a house.

    I worry a bit about the residential end. For right now we stay in complaince with a simple berming and diversion system at the end of the driveway. I look to the future administration of the UAMCC to be the contractor voice that I cannot achieve on my own.

    Its not just about equipment.. If I had to buy big pieces of equipment, I would do that. Its about enforcement. Don't make me buy a very expensive system then still allow mom and pop operations to bid garages or stores with a wand and no reclaim. Pricing can remain fair if everybody has to play by the same rules.
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
    House Washing
    Pressure Washing Companies




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    What he said...
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    [B]New Look Power Wash
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    Quote Originally Posted by PressurePros View Post
    I do think you deserve a pat, Russ. Many guys look up to you and keeping your head in the sand would not protect you from a $10,000+ fine. Announcing this will make many people stand up and take notice. You are right, man, its here. Maybe not in the next six months but I can tell you that the UAMCC has been asked questions by municipalities seeking help in establishing BMP's. This is where we as contractors all have to stick together so that we don't all end up needing $10,000 reclaim systems to wash a house.

    I worry a bit about the residential end. For right now we stay in complaince with a simple berming and diversion system at the end of the driveway. I look to the future administration of the UAMCC to be the contractor voice that I cannot achieve on my own.

    Its not just about equipment.. If I had to buy big pieces of equipment, I would do that. Its about enforcement. Don't make me buy a very expensive system then still allow mom and pop operations to bid garages or stores with a wand and no reclaim. Pricing can remain fair if everybody has to play by the same rules.
    very well said

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    We want pictures

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    Russ, WTF?
    Yesterday we bought a complete closed loop system
    You gonna have room on that trailer for the new equipment? LOL. I bought a system a couple of years ago from Tracy as well (Scirroco).
    Mike Schoeben
    A-1 PRESSURE WASHING, LLC
    Serving the Twin Cities Metro area since 2000
    763-300-7128 / Champlin, MN

    http://www.a-1pressurewashing.com

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    Russ,
    It is great you are taking the bull by the horns. Waiting for citations or worse could be taxing on your business. Your community should look up to you for your efforts. Utilize the system to grow your business. We appreciate you doing what needs to be done. Thank you.
    Our Passion is Coatings,
    Our Obsession is Service!

    Terry Miller COO
    Tegrey Family of Coatings inc.
    330-418-8955

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