Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and awarded the 2004 Environmental Innovation Award for its development and implementation of the Concrete Washout Systems bin. CWS has also been recognized by the Sacramento Environmental Commission (SEC), in its 5th Annual Environmental Awards, for voluntarily exceeding environmental regulatory requirements.
“We are elated that the NRMCA has chosen us for its 2004 Environmental Innovation Award and the recognition received from the SEC. We have put a lot of time and dedication into our system and company and believe we have developed a product that not only meets and exceeds Best Management Practices but what we feel is the Best Available Technology today,” stated Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. “We are now striving to educate the construction and erosion control industry professionals on the potential impact of illegal concrete washwater discharges and how our product and service can benefit them, their industry and the environment,” added Mr. Jenkins.
The patent pending CWS is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily wash out concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off site recycling component yet again creates an even more environmentally sound application. This system replaces other outdated washout BMP’s, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.