where to dump used water after dipping

Im in california and from what I am seeing the water is okay to just dump since most activator just evaporates? i use k2 superbrew if that helps....

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  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,403Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Your local laws may vary, and I wouldn't even dare to guess what California would have to say about it.
  • SreynoldsSreynolds Posts: 1,381Member ✭✭✭✭
    I wouldn't go getting anyone involved , just do away with it !
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,404Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Get it tested. I did a thread on this a while back. Feel free to read about my experience. To sum it up, my water tests came back that I am 100% ok to dump down the city sewer (where it goes through a treatment facility). Dumping into a septic or into rain runoff is a different animal, and more testing would be required.

    My Waste Water Experience: http://k2forums.com/discussion/comment/45677
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,340Administrator El Jefe
    @calidude135



    Here in California you will incur a HEFTY fine if anything you dump hits the gutter or rain basin...you are contaminating the rainwater and THAT is a HUGE "No No" in this state.

    To do it properly you will have to get a permit from the city or county...
    Which means you have to have a city or county license...
    Which means you will get inspected...
    Which means you will have to submit plans and have a water treatment specialist test and provide documentation that your wastewater actually is "okay to dump since most activator just evaporates"...
    Which means you will have to have your business within proper zoning where they will allow you to shoot paint and activator...
    Which means you will have to have a legal paint booth...
    Which means you will have to get a permit from the SCAQMD...
    Which means you will have to buy a legal paint booth with an EPA number registered to the paint booth...
    Which means you will have to get a license from the Fire Department...
    Which means you will have to be inspected...
    Which means you will have to have a legal fireproof storage unit for your paints and activators...
    Which means you will have to have a fire protection system in place for both the working area and your paint booth...
    Which means you will have to have one installed by a licensed fire protection contractor...

    Assuming you meet all those requirements you can then look forward to the accompanying yearly fees from the SCAQMD and the City/County where the business resides...as well as any fines or fees placed on water in general...especially in a drought year...

    Which really makes me shake my head when people tell me that this is a "Home Based Business"...
  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Posts: 3,254Member, Moderator El Moderator

    @calidude135



    Here in California you will incur a HEFTY fine if anything you dump hits the gutter or rain basin...you are contaminating the rainwater and THAT is a HUGE "No No" in this state.

    To do it properly you will have to get a permit from the city or county...
    Which means you have to have a city or county license...
    Which means you will get inspected...
    Which means you will have to submit plans and have a water treatment specialist test and provide documentation that your wastewater actually is "okay to dump since most activator just evaporates"...
    Which means you will have to have your business within proper zoning where they will allow you to shoot paint and activator...
    Which means you will have to have a legal paint booth...
    Which means you will have to get a permit from the SCAQMD...
    Which means you will have to buy a legal paint booth with an EPA number registered to the paint booth...
    Which means you will have to get a license from the Fire Department...
    Which means you will have to be inspected...
    Which means you will have to have a legal fireproof storage unit for your paints and activators...
    Which means you will have to have a fire protection system in place for both the working area and your paint booth...
    Which means you will have to have one installed by a licensed fire protection contractor...

    Assuming you meet all those requirements you can then look forward to the accompanying yearly fees from the SCAQMD and the City/County where the business resides...as well as any fines or fees placed on water in general...especially in a drought year...

    Which really makes me shake my head when people tell me that this is a "Home Based Business"...

    And in a short two years and a couple hundred thousand dollars, your home business can be up and running like a champ!
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