Wastewater Treatment for Service Stations
We'll help you meet water treatment requirements in:
- Service station forecourts
The industry challenges Cleanawater can help with
We understand how important it is for your service operation to achieve lower running costs and hassle-free equipment maintenance. On top of this, it’s also essential to maintain compliance with the water authorities in Australia to avoid fines or business closures.
We know this because we have been providing high-level wastewater management services for the service station industry since 1996. We have gained intimate knowledge of state and legislative acts surrounding wastewater management, as well as the application process for local permits.
We can guarantee our wastewater management systems and services are compliant with the highest industry standards. We’ve also engineered these products to be energy efficient, to reduce the impact on our environment. This gives you long term savings on running costs, expensive clean-ups, repairs, and manual monitoring.
How Cleanawater can help your service station operations
Designed and manufactured specifically for service station applications, our wastewater treatment solutions and services reduce energy costs. And, thanks to their economic efficiency and durability, they require minimal ongoing maintenance.
They’re built complete with plumbing and wiring, so they can be retrofitted to your application. This means hardly any downtime for your operation.
We’ve got plenty of stock available to consumers, and we can usually get orders ready to go within 24 hours. And, thanks to our full service capabilities, we can purpose-design systems to suit the unique needs of the site of your service station.
Once we’ve installed your wastewater system, we can provide ongoing maintenance and post-sales support. We can set up a regular maintenance schedule to suit your operation’s needs, so you can avoid risking potential fines.
Designing the product plan
Cleanawater’s project engineers will visit your site, mark and assess the parameters. Specific requirements for your project will be accounted for during this phase.
Creating 3D models
The team will create conceptual 3D models of the product. We’ll perform predictive flow and performance analysis tests before beginning the manufacturing phase.
Manufacturing your system
We begin creating your wastewater treatment system, specifically designed for your mining application.
We’ll install the system at your site. We’ll test all aspects of the product to make sure it performs, all without interrupting your operations.
What to do with your forecourt water
- Ensure discharge of waste water is to evaporative ponds, site sewerage network, holding tank or to the next stage of treatment.
- Select the correct hydrocarbon treatment system based on site requirements and flow rates.
- Encourage re-use of water for wash down or dust suppression.
- Only use biodegradable quick break degreasers and detergents.
- Ensure your sump capacity is adequate to handle your peak flow rates.
- Calculate potential rain events when selecting your treatment system.
- Check with your environmental department for water quality standards if you wish to use water for dust suppression or water recycling.
- Use only helical rotor or diaphragm pumps to pump wash water through your treatment system.
- Ensure your system is being serviced and maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.
- Contact Cleanawater if you have any queries regarding your new or existing project.
What not to do with your forecourt water
- Do not use traditional solvent based degreasers that do not have quick break properties. These degreasers cause oil and detergents to remain in suspension and not separate through a traditional oil water separator system.
- Do not dispose of any coolants, acids, caustics or chemicals through the water treatment system, these should be disposed of by licenced contractors.
- Do not allow wash down water to discharge directly to the stormwater drain.
- Do not allow water to overflow and evaporate onto adjacent ground.
- Do not setup a series of holding tanks with no treatment or disinfection if water is to be re used, this can be dangerous.
Prevent fines and shutdowns
We’ve helped service stations meet Australian regulations surrounding wastewater management and treatment for years. We’ve installed systems across all regions of Australia, so we have knowledge of the different local water authorities, and their regulatory requirements.
Whether dealing with state legislation or the federal Environment Protection Act, we can help your business avoid expensive fines and potential closures. We can supply everything you need to remain compliant with the water authorities.
This includes regular equipment servicing to suit your budget and schedule. Our customer service team is available to help you with questions or problems you may have. We can help you get the most of your equipment. Get in touch with us on 1800 353 788 and let’s chat.
Our commitment to sustainability
From the moment Cleanawater first formed, our principles have always remained the same: sustainability, innovation, and service. These three concepts fuel our mission to create a sustainable future for Australia, through wastewater treatment and management.
It’s also what makes us one of the most prominent leaders in sustainable water treatment systems. We can design and manufacture wastewater systems which are energy efficient, and uses minimal-to-no chemicals – all without sacrificing your systems performance or durability.
It means your service station can meet the requirements of the Environment Protection Act 1970, within budget.
Service stations use chemicals and petrols, which are harmful to human health and our environment. Contamination hazards and risks include:
- Leakage of fuel from storage facilities
- Spillage of fuels, solvents, and engine coolants
- Inappropriate disposal of fluids and products
- Untreated wastewater disposal from washbays and car washes
Most of the wastewater in Australia is used in showers, businesses, and other industrial applications which is why it is essential to treat water used in service stations.
Our hydrocyclone oil water separator works by spinning service station wastewater under centrifugal forces up to 1000 times the force of gravity. Water is then forced to the walls of the cycle, while oil particles are drawn towards the centre. Oil is then discharged into an oil waste drum, and the treated water (now free of oil) is sent to the sewer.
We’ve been treating wastewater all over Australia for years now. We’ve worked with water authorities to ensure all our products and the way we maintain systems remain compliant with the correct regulations. Through this work, we have intimate knowledge of how to design, manufacture, install, repair, and maintain wastewater systems so you can rest easy knowing you’re fully compliant.
We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. We’ve worked with a variety of regions across Australia, so you can trust that you can speak with a local who understands the market and unique needs of your service station.
No matter what industry you’re in, chances are you use a lot of water. Whether you require water for wash down and irrigation purposes, dust suppression, or onsite activities, water costs are.
It’s no secret that many industries are facing water shortage issues. For car wash operators, this is a particularly important issue as your business is reliant on water.
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