Concrete Washout Solutions, LLC

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EPA Outlines Best Management Practices for Concrete Washout Water Pollution Protection

 

June 26, 2006

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2006—Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. (CWS), announced today that the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a fact sheet outlining the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the containment of concrete washout liquids and solids that result from the cleaning of concrete trucks and pumps.  The fact sheet highlights the importance of proper containment of concrete washout at construction sites, “The wash water is alkaline and contains high levels of chromium, which can leach into the ground and contaminate groundwater. It can also migrate to a storm drain, which can increase the pH of area waters and harm aquatic life.”

In addition to consequences of concrete washout pollution, the fact sheet outlines the problems typically associated with self-installed washout facilities, “… self-installed structures are much less reliable than prefabricated containers and are prone to leaks.” The EPA fact sheet also recommends that washouts be placed “in a location that allows convenient access for concrete trucks, preferably near the area where the concrete is being poured.”

Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc, stated, “The EPA fact sheet highlights the advantages of our portable, patent-pending product, over previous methods that were expensive, hard to maintain and prone to leakage. We pride ourselves in helping builders easily cope with an otherwise difficult compliance problem.” Jenkins continued, “Previous to the development of our product, builders were forced to build plastic-lined pits surrounded by hay bales. When these pits failed, the caustic washout liquid could seep into ground water or, even worse, storm drains, which puts fish and other aquatic life at risk. Additionally these methods typically did not allow for the easy recycling of the hardened concrete as our system does.”

The Concrete Washout System, which is delivered on a standard roll-off truck, is a portable, self-contained and watertight container that can be moved throughout the worksite as needed.

The Concrete Washout System is licensed to independently owned and operated CWS partners. CWS is accepting applications for licensed partners in select markets. Currently Concrete Washout Systems has licensed partners operating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Texas.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.

Concrete Washout Systems is an industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The company develops technologies that reduce the potential sources of water pollution from construction sites. CWS is a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliant alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms.

 

Concrete Washout Systems Launches Services in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia

 

June 24, 2006

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2006—Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., announced today that Concrete Washout Solutions LLC is now providing the Concrete Washout Systems (CWS) solution in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. Concrete Washout Systems provides the construction industry’s best management practice for concrete washout waste removal and treatment.

Concrete Washout Solutions LLC is a division of Down To Earth Landscaping of Jackson, New Jersey, a large provider of erosion control and landscaping services to the construction industry.  “The Concrete Washout System is the most innovative and effective method for builders to meet their environmental mandate to properly contain and eliminate caustic washout waste” stated Bill Merkler, president of Concrete Washout Solutions. “Previously, concrete washout was poorly contained in plastic-lined pits prone to leakage. Now we are able to offer a portable and water-tight solution that can be moved throughout the construction site as needed. We have already received orders for this solution from several home builders in our area.”

“We are very excited to partner with Bill and his team in providing the CWS solution in southern New Jersey and in the Philadelphia metro area, given their extensive background and expertise in erosion control and storm water protection services to home builders in those markets” said Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.

 

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
 
Concrete Washout Systems is an industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment, and recycling.  The company develops technologies that reduce the potential sources of water pollution from construction sites.

Concrete Washout Systems Launches Services in Northern New Jersey and Surrounding Area

 

June 22, 2006

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2006—Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., announced today that Haftek CWS is now providing the Concrete Washout Systems (CWS) solution for the northern New Jersey and surrounding areas. CWS provides the construction industry’s best management practice for concrete washout waste removal and treatment.

Haftek CWS is a division of JR Haftek Company of Paterson New Jersey, a long-time provider of pavement and excavation services. “The Concrete Washout System is by far the safest and most cost-effective way to contain caustic washout generated during construction. In addition, it permits us to recycle residual concrete that would otherwise be disposed of in the state’s already scarce landfill areas,” said Roger Haftek, president of Haftek CWS. “We believe it is an ideal solution for home builders, municipalities, and state-wide construction projects,”

“We are very pleased to be able partner with Roger and his team, given the perfect fit with JR Haftek’s pavement and excavation operations and their extensive coverage of northern New Jersey and nearby geographies,” stated Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
 
Concrete Washout Systems is an industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The company develops technologies that reduce the potential sources of water pollution from construction sites.

Concrete Washout Systems Receives Patents for Its Pollution Control and Recycling Bin

 

October 31, 2006

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2006—Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. (CWS), announced today that the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued three patents to Concrete Washout Systems, recognizing and protecting its industry-innovating solution for the safe containment and recycling of concrete washout wastewater and solids. The issued patents cover both ramped and rampless bins, which are portable, self-contained, and watertight units that permit concrete trucks and pumps to safely wash out after pouring concrete.  The watertight containers can be moved throughout the worksite as needed.

Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc, stated, “These patents represent the tremendous effort and investment that CWS has made in developing technology to prevent pollution and enable recycling of a very challenging waste product. We want to congratulate our licensees across the country for being pioneers in a new industry and we look forward to their continued rapid growth.”

The Concrete Washout System is licensed to independently owned and operated CWS partners. CWS is accepting applications for licensed partners in select markets. Currently Concrete Washout Systems has licensed partners operating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Texas.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.

Concrete Washout Systems is an industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The company develops technologies that reduce the potential sources of water pollution from construction sites. CWS is a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliant alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms.

The Concrete Washout System bins are covered by one or more of the following patents:  7,118,633; 7,121,288 and 7,124,767. The patents can be viewed at the USPTO’s website at http://www.uspto.gov