Drainage-Compliant Fleet Washing
Protecting Local Watersheds
Children’s Hospital was looking for a company that would use environmentally-friendly methods and products, one that would give us a fair price, and one that would provide excellent customer service. We believe that Sage has successfully met those criteria. –Sandy Stutey, Manager of Transportation Systems, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Sage Environmental Services provides drainage-compliant, watershed-friendly commercial vehicle washing service that guarantees biodegradeable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products and techniques, and elimination of the storm drain for wastewater disposal. Our service is competitively priced and safe for our beautiful local watersheds.
Steep fines exist for companies that violate drainage laws and allow truck washing water to enter storm drains. Vehicle washing places the following into our local watersheds–
- Asbestos from worn brake lines
- Zinc from tires
- Oil & grease
- Pollutants that accumulate on the vehicle surface
All of these are toxic to the creatures that live in our local watersheds. They gum-up fish gills and poison microbials that are important to the health of the overall ecosystem. All of this contributes to habitat destruction, resulting in a decline in fish and other critical species populations in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about the science of stormwater and the regulations and the fines associated with non-compliance.
With the help of local engineers and experts, Sage Environmental Services has created an on-site Fleet Washing System that is compliant with local laws and eliminates the storm drain from the equation. Truck washing water is diverted to an appropriate outlet where it is treated properly before it is released back in to the environment.
Interior vehicle cleaning and detailing is also available. Interior cleaning uses non-toxic, eco-friendly products and techniques, and a sealed HEPA vacuum system.