December 18, 2017 by NYS BMP ·
Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT that partnered with Locust Hill CC on the low cost wash pad demonstration project has just published their case study on the project. Through a Turf Environmental Stewardship Fund grant, the BMP project was able to assist in the demonstration through sponsoring the cost of the equipment purchases (~$6,000) and the participation of Cornell University.
From RIT’s report on the case study, the results were as follows:
- After reductions of up to 50% using air blowing and different nozzles, approximately 700 gal/day of wastewater would need to be managed. Then if, this wastewater can be filtered and reused, overall reductions in wastewater would exceed 90%. A screen and sand filter was tested and installed, and a UV lamp was added to help control bacterial growth
- Equipment costs were approximately $6,000 and engineering support provided by NYSP2I
- As of Fall 2017, system working satisfactory and water recycled
- System will be monitored periodically for performance and quantification of water/wastewater reduction
Read the full project summary on the RIT website: https://tinyurl.com/y8oyb4bc