Relocatable wash bays designed for your site’s needs
Our portable wash bay equipment can be transported to your site as a plug-and-play system that's ready to go. We can design and build our relocatable wash bay systems to perfectly suit to your business — from construction sites, mine sites to commercial hire centres.
Our portable wash bay benefits
Need a portable wash area that's up to local authority standards? Cleanawater's portable wash bay equipment will help you meet their strict criteria.
- A robust construction that can withstand up to 12 tonnes per axle
- Strong wind loaded rated walls
- Hot-dip galvanised steel to protect the structure
- Non-slip polyurethane on the decks and ramps
- Water-tight construction to prevent leaks and contamination
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Relocatable wash bays for all vehicle types
At Cleanawater, we make sure you stay ahead of the game. Our custom-designed wash bay systems are tailored to meet your application's needs and site conditions. Our experienced team can update any portable wash bay system for optimal compliance.
About our portable wash bays
Cleanawater supplies portable systems for all wash-down areas. Whether you require an off-the-shelf unit, a temporary wash bay or a custom-designed solution, you'll benefit from our 20 years of wash bay expertise across a wide range of industries.
Efficient portable wash bay design
Portable wash bays are a cost-effective and convenient solution to washing down vehicles, heavy machinery or other equipment. Our self-contained washing stations clean your equipment and ensure wastewater is trapped before it enters the sewer network.
An alternative to traditional car washes and heavy-duty cleaning practices; portable wash bays effectively keep demands on the environment low while still delivering exceptional results.
Why choose a portable wash bay?
With no excavation required, our portable wash bays are ideal for temporary sites – or where site modification is not permitted. They are fully relocatable and so can be quickly decommissioned, moved and re-installed. They're also flexible and adaptable for AQIS wash down or water recycling purposes.
- Authority-compliant – avoid fines and shutdowns
- Off-the-shelf units available in a range of sizes and capacities
- Bespoke units available to fit your exact needs
- Quick and simple to deploy and install
- Fully relocatable and temporary wash bays
Types of portable wash bays
Cleanawater offers two types of portable wash bays: the standard duty portable wash bay 3,250 mm and the heavy & light duty portable wash bay 6,500 mm. Both options come with galvanised steel deck modules, wall sheets, ramps, wall supports gutter grates and trash screens.
We also offer the following features that can be included to suit your needs better:
- Custom portable wash bays
- Unroofed portable wash bays
- Roofed portable wash bays
- Outdoor portable wash bays
- Indoor portable wash bays
- Industrial portable wash bays
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.
The term “wastewater” doesn’t have particularly appealing connotations. In areas of the world where water appears to
In Australia, water is a precious commodity - and an expensive one. In this context, reusing and recycling water is incredibly important. Particularly for industry, rainwater harvesting can provide an ideal solution.
For wash bays, it is crucial to comply with local water authorities, design for current and future needs, and use the right chemicals. Working with a trusted partner can help overcome these challenges.
Iain Paterson, Multilple Trades and Maintenance
Glenn Claverie, Select Civil
Doug Neil, Stihl Sales and Service Centre Coffs Harbour
Bret Sheehan, Surefire Plumbing Services
Nicholas Bhugon, SITA Australia
Tom Filipcic, FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Pty. Ltd.
Rebecca Tempest - Manager, Resource Recovery & Waste Services, Blue Mountains City Council
If you have any questions about compliance of your existing systems, call Cleanawater on 1800 353 788. We'd be happy to take a look and advise you on what you need to do.
Permanent and portable wash bays will usually require bunding around the perimeter and holding pits. Other features required to prevent waste water from entering stormwater systems include diversions systems and other pre-treatment devices.
Portable wash bays can be fitted with silt traps and baffled pits to make the removal of accumulated solids much easier. Wash down environments with high solids can be supported by beach pits and drive-in sumps.
Yes, wastewater produced by portable wash bay needs to be pre-treated before it enters local wastewater systems. Discharging without treatment is against the law, and can result in heavy fines for businesses.
First flush diversion systems attached to unroofed, portable wash down bays larger than 20sqm can treat any run-off before it enters stormwater drains.
There are a range of discharge methods available to businesses without access to sewerage systems, including leach drains, evaporative ponds, and holding tanks.
If your business or site is located in a regional area that relies on septic systems, you should contact your local council for specific advice on how to discharge treated wastewater.
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