Car wash wastewater can contain a multitude of harmful pollutants; detergents, oils, rust, engine grime, degreasers, dirt, gravel, and sand are just some of the substances that find their way into the pits. Car wash sumps typically need to be pumped out every three to four months and the wastewater must be discharged in an approved solid waste or wastewater treatment facility.
Car wash owners are faced with the ever increasing cost of having a septic tank pumping service do the work, finding a small business that specializes in pumping of this kind, or purchasing the equipment to do it themselves.
Utilizing a Phelps Honey Wagon for this work can be a big money saver for the car wash owner or a revenue generator for the person who has decided to go into the business of pumping these pits.
The portability of a honey wagon and ease of maintenance make it a valuable tool to dedicate to this type of sediment & sludge that must be pumped from a car wash pit on a regular basis. It can be used on a regular pumping schedule or on demand during a time of heavy traffic for the car wash.
The tank of a Phelps Honey Wagon doesn’t have interior corners or crevices which might allow for a buildup of sludge. It is easily flushed through a large opening at the top and the interior stays debris-free. The translucent properties of the tank allow the user to know exactly how full the tank is at all times. It is fitted on a dedicated trailer with a slim profile which makes it easy to access tight areas.
Utilizing a Phelps Honey Wagon for pumping car wash pits is an affordable and practical solution for maintaining a well-run car wash operation. Give us a call if you have any questions about how a honey wagon can help you perform this work.
*Some states consider car wash sludge to be hazardous waste. Be sure to check for your state’s regulations regarding disposal.