In 1948 the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was established. There was not much enforcement at the time, but this was the basis for what we now know as the Clean Water Act of 1972. There were many amendments that were widely accepted, therefore standards were set and people began to take notice. The CWA established pollution control programs as well as set standards for all wastewater.
How does the Clean Water Act of 1972 affect pressure washers? The laws states that only rain water is allowed into US water ways. This means that only storm water may enter the city storm drain system. Any oils or chemicals that enter the waterway will eventually affect our drinking water and all aquatic life in it’s path. It is our job to help preserve our country.
What Pressure Washing Companies must do by LAW – All wastewater and wash water used while pressure washing must either be absorbed into the grass and soil on-site, or it has to be contained and captured, then filtered down for reuse or disposed of in a drain that goes to the Sanitary Waste Treatment Plant.