We need a discharge license for our car/truck wash.  Do you have a solution so that we do not have to get a discharge license or if we are not granted one?

Thank you for your question.  We have a great solution in the BMS Recyclone, which can be set up to work in a closed loop with no discharge.  Basically, every time you wash a vehicle you lose some of the wash water, approximately 10% is left on the vehicle and 5-10% in evaporation depending on the temperature.  The Recyclone recycles 100% of the used wash water that falls down into the collection trap below the vehicle for immediate reuse.  However, as you are losing water all the time 15-20% the wash water will have to be topped up to continue washing.  Therefore, due to the 100% recycle these is no discharge.  At times when the wash is not functioning e.g. at night the wash water overflows from the Recyclone back to the start of the system e.g. holding tank/silt trap/interceptor etc.  The system in essence cleans itself at night without discharging.  The first tank in the Recyclone is a settlement/sludge tank, which needs to be desludged periodically.

The Recyclone also gives you the bonus of large saving on water charges and as it is completely plug&play is ideal for both new of existing sites and is compatible with all washing systems.

A BMS Recyclone beside a Car/Truck/Van Wash

BMS is a quality manufacturer of package products for wastewater and stormwater treatment. BMS started in 1986 and has exported products to over 50 countries around the world.  It is a third generation family business with huge expertise in wastewater and stormwater.
BMS also manufacture a full range of products for surface water and wastewater treatment including our pioneering next generation RBC system the Aerotor, which forms part of our world leading Blivet package sewage treatment plant, a ‘one stop shop’ for all surface water products from design to installation including attenuation, interceptors, holding tanks (incl. chemical resistant), hydrobrakes, rainwater harvesting tanks & vortex silt/oil/debris separators, fully fitted pumping stations, our plug & play vehicle wash water recycling system; the Recyclone and much more.  Please see our enclosed Company & Product Profile for a full summary or View our full product/services catalogue at this link

BMS also can provide a Free Design Service for Sewage Treatment, Pump Stations or Surface Water and a full O&M, Repair, Advice and Testing service for existing installations.  We also can do free CPD Presentations on Sewage Treatment/Surface Water Management at any location.  Let us know when suits.

We would be delighted to discuss any requirements you might have, and we are available to meet you at your convenience.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.