Carpet Cleaners

Regional Stormwater Regulations for Mobile Carpet Cleaners

It is against the law to allow anything other than rain water to enter the stormwater drainage system. Draining wash water to the street or an outdoor storm drain, is subject to enforcement action including clean up costs and fines of up to $5,000. As an owner, you are responsible for the actions of your employees.

Correct Disposal Options:

1. Use bathtubs or utility sinks and a filter over the drain inside the homes that you are cleaning.
2. Use the wastewater cleanout at the home which you are cleaning. These are commonly located near the home’s foundation.
3. Collect the wash water in a tank on your vehicle and pump it into a utility sink or wastewater cleanout at your home or place of business.
4. Check for disposal locations.
5. Contact the City or County to request permission to use a sanitary system manhole. The sanitary system is a closed system that must be accessed by removal of a manhole lid.

Do Not:

1. Pour chemical-laden water onto the ground or into an outdoor drain.
2. Discharge wash water with chemicals in a home with a septic system.