When it rains, oil, antifreeze, detergents, pesticides, and other contaminants are washed away from alleys, backyards, parking lots, and roads in storm sewers and then straight into waterways. Cleaning agents in particular are a real problem not only for large bodies of water but also for water treatment plants. You can also take help from stormwater drainage cleaning services from various online systems.
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Soaps containing phosphates often contribute to rainwater contamination. This phosphate poses a problem for general sewage treatment plants (POTW) because it interferes with the cleaning process at the plant. Finding products that can replace raw alkaline cleaners helps reduce pollution.
Even detergents that are sold as "biodegradable" can still have the side effect of taking time to break down. Detergent products can be very dangerous until the biodegradation process is complete.
Currently, there are innovative solutions to the problem of rainwater runoff. The cleaning solution must be safe for the environment. Industrial site managers should look for non-toxic cleaning products that are also biodegradable. This type of solution offers a simple and safe alternative to harsher chemicals.
Industrial sites that produce large amounts of hazardous waste are always subject to EPA fines and penalties. Providing safe cleaning techniques and products is an EPA requirement.
Another major cause of rainwater pollution is oil and gasoline spills caused by vehicle washing on sidewalks and near rainwater drains. Washing vehicles or equipment in a laundry room connected to a sewerage system allows cleaning agents, oils and grease to enter the road or sewer.