By now everybody knows. California is dry. Bone dry. Four days ago the San Jose Mercury News posted this article raising the level of alarm and summarizing a new state law (Resolution 2014-0038) prohibiting water waste:
So what does this law portend for cleaning and pressure washing businesses? Apart from abiding by Governor Brown’s enjoinder to improve water conservation, sections 864(3) & (4) contain specific restrictions related to “Prohibited Activities in Promotion of Water Conservation,” namely:
(3) The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks; and
(4) The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature,
except where the water is part of a recirculating system
Aware of the severe, statewide water crisis, and anticipating such measures (and more to come), Premier Floor Care proactively invested in a custom-built, state of the art, mobile pressure washing system that recycles 98% of its wash water. Our system is fully EPA compliant as well as compliant with all state, county and federal regulations for discharge of non-storm water.
Can the other guys do that? Ask ’em.
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**Addendum on New Water-Waste Resolution**
On July 15, 2014 the California State Water Resources Control Board unanimously passed a sweeping resolution that gets tough on water waste. Individuals, businesses and government agencies can be prosecuted for criminal infraction and subject to “a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation occurs.” You can read the full text of the resolution here. The adopted resolution goes into effect August 1, 2014 and remains in effect for 270 days.