Press Release – June 13, 2013
Wash On Wheels Adds Backflow Pressure Assemblies To Comply With The Denver Water Department’s New Regulations For Hydrant Meter Permits
All Denver pressure washing companies – or landscaping, construction companies, or any other service that needs large volumes of water – must comply with new regulations requiring backflow pressure assemblies if they want to keep their fire hydrant permits with the Denver Water Department.
In the past, most companies used air gaps between their fill pipes and water tanks to comply with Denver Water Department regulations to prevent backflows into the hydrant water system. They could have the air gaps certified by independent testers to show compliance.
But new regulations no longer allow the air gap certifications. A backflow pressure assembly is the only acceptable method of complying with Denver Water hydrant use policy.
Along with the increased cost of the backflow pressure assemblies, the cost of water and the hydrant permit itself has gone up. Smaller companies that don’t do many big jobs may find it impractical to maintain hydrant permits.
For Wash On Wheels, it’s just a cost of doing a high volume business. They have hydrant meters with many different water districts in the Denver metro area. The company prides itself in being the industry leader in compliance with all water use and water recovery regulations.
“Our six trucks use a lot of water to do our daily washing,” said Joel Shorey, President of Wash On Wheels. “Most locations have their own water hookups but sometimes the only water source available is a fire hydrant.”
Companies that don’t keep up with increasing regulations may find themselves unable to compete in the Colorado market.
With 27 years experience in Denver, Wash On Wheels knows how to deal with Colorado’s current drought and water restrictions. They specialize in EPA water recovery and include it with their pressure washing service at no extra charge.
Wash On Wheels is Colorado’s largest mobile pressure washing company. In business since 1985, they have an A+ rating with the Denver/Boulder BBB. The company’s services include pressure washing commercial buildings, sidewalks, parking garages, restaurants, and graffiti removal. Their services also include car washing for auto dealers, fleet truck washing, boat cleaning and interior and exterior detailing. They specialize in emergency grease and oil spill cleanups. Wash On Wheels services the Denver metro area and Front Range Colorado. For more information, contact Joel Shorey at 303-937-7181 or visit http://www.washonwheels.net.
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