Mobile Carwash Business - History of Environmental Compliance - Storm Water Case Study

Polluting the environment is wrong, no one can deny that – Polluting the air or the water is just stupid and although it takes a little more thought to do it right, it is well worth it in the end. As the Founder of a Franchising Company that franchised mobile car wash units, it was mandatory that we comply with all BMPs – best management practices, that were required by law for the local NPDES permits – National Pollution Discharge Elimination System.

As I remember our company was on the leading edge of all this when Richard Harris was the head of the California Regional Water Control Board in the 1990s. Tom McClintok, who ran against Arnold Schwarznegger for Governor of California was a California State Assemblyman at the time. He helped us get on the committees to address these issues for mobile washing companies. We quickly helped solve these issues back then to prevent waste wash water from going into the storm drains.

Nevertheless, that is how all the storm water environmental rules for mobile car washes were established back in California in the 1990s. If you are in the mobile car washing or auto-detailing business or a student studying environmental laws, perhaps you will make a note of it?

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