Generating Clean Water  

Waste Water Treatment

40+ Million Gallons of Waste Water Treated Annually

When water is contaminated with waste, it can become harmful if it is release back into the environment. Advancements in modern technology have created ways to safely treat waste water to remove waste and generate clean water that can be put back into waterways.

Crystal Clean operates several state-of-the-art waste water treatment facilities throughout North America to ensure cost-effective, environmentally sound disposal and treatment of waste waters. Our fleet of vacuum trucks collect millions of gallons of contaminated waters annually, helping protect the environment and preserve our lakes, streams and oceans.

Waste Water Treatment Process

Collection

Professional Crystal Clean representatives collect waste waters from generators which are then transported to a regional waste water treatment facility.

Coagulation

The waste water is sent through an oil/water separator and a coagulation agent is introduced, causing contaminates such as oils, heavy metals and low-level organics to gather and settle at the bottom of the waste water tank.

Precipitation

The gathered contaminates are transformed into a solid state using a solidification or chemical binding agent and  then removed from the waste water.

Adjustments

The waste water is tested and treated to adjust it to a neutral pH level so that it is safe for the environment and for consumption.

Discharge

The treated water is sent to a POTW (publicly owned treatment works), where it goes through additional treatment and is then discharged into public waterways.

Relevant Services

Waste collected from the following services have the ability to be disposed using Crystal Clean’s waste water treatment capabilities.