Equipment Cleaning

Equipment must be cleaned in a manner that does not create any discharge of cleaning agents, paints, oil or other pollutants to a storm sewer or waterway. Soaps and detergents must never be discharged to the ground or off-site. When rinsing painting equipment outside, rinse water must be contained in a bucket or other container. Water based or latex paint rinse water may be discharged to the sanitary sewer. Oil-based paint wastes, including solvents and thinners, must not be disposed of in the sanitary sewer; they must be collected and disposed of through the contractor’s disposal company in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Cement handling equipment must be rinsed in a contained concrete washout area installed in an area of minimal slope and there must be no drainage off-site.

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