Whether it’s construction or mining or agriculture, work sites typically generate large
amounts of dirt. Dirt often carries numerous contaminants that are absorbed on site. Even dirt
itself is considered a pollutant when made airborne or tracked onto the roads. The United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has some very strict regulations when it comes to how
a worksite should be set up and how dirt should be confined within the border limits. Let’s take a
brief look at some of these regulations and what IES Neptune can do to help.
Before getting into the details, it’s important to understand why keeping dirt on a
worksite is necessary in the first place. Soil is particularly susceptible to absorbing and holding
toxins that could cause harm to the environment. Think about those contaminants seeping into
the water that we drink, the water that makes up an entire ecosystem of plants and animals. It
could cause severe damage and lots of health complications over time.
Hence, it’s critical that worksite employees take their job seriously and do everything in
their power to contain the potential pollutants. That means keeping dirt from becoming airborne,
preventing worksite runoff that may absorb into the groundwater, and washing the heavy
machinery and vehicles that come and go from the site. While there are specific rules and
regulations in place for proper worksite maintenance, IES Neptune is here to help.
We offer our clients great products that will improve their efficiency and make their job
simpler. For example, the Neptune Forced Air Cannon can be used for dust suppression. The
attached irrigation nozzle, combined with the steady stream of cyclonic air produced by the unit,
can dampen a pile of dirt to prevent the particles from catching the breeze and becoming
airborne. This leads to air pollution and should be avoided at all costs.
Moreover, our customizable wheel wash stations are available in multiple sizes to
accommodate different vehicles of varying widths and weights. The Neptune Maximus Series of
wheel wash systems is designed for maximum reliability and versatility, so even the most
demanding worksites can do their part to keep the roads clean. We pride ourselves on providing
products that help protect the environment and minimize our impact on the planet’s resources. If
you’re interested in learning more, or you want to receive a quote on our wash systems, contact
us. Help us further the clean road revolution today!