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    Default N.J. Truck Washing Axed

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=27061

    Is this just for the borough stated in the article at the top or is this for the entire state?
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    Nope it's a state mandate
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    hey Bowman, does Haddonfield do this? Do they wash their trucks infront of the station? We're a small department, with most of the dirt being road dirt. Who is actually going to follow this, how many fire departments in the state know about this? And are we the first state to do this?

    This seems ludacris!
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    We had to stop washing the trucks during the water emergency before, last year or was it the year before? Well we do wash them out front but there are drain in the bays just alittle tight inside to really do a good wash.
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    Trotta said the suds produced from washing fire trucks and garbage trucks are considered a pollution discharge under the regulations and will now have to be collected and properly disposed of.

    So if you drive through the mud and want to wash it off that mud is considered pollution? Also we continue to wash our trucks and have never had any problems with that or complaints so this must be fairly new.
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    my towns cops will never enforce it. we'll be washing our trucks on the pad for years to come. Plus, most of the dirt is just road dirt...NOTHING HARMFUL!

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    my towns cops will never enforce it
    They are not the ones that will. EPA will, but most likely only if someone reported you.
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    I believe that it isn't the type of dirt they are concerned with, it is the residue from the soap suds.
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    What next, There not going to let you use foam on fires, because of the suds.
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    with New Jersey anything is possible

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    Originally posted by Fire1839
    with New Jersey anything is possible

    I hear ya brother, whats next from this great state of ours
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    Anyone else gone to the NJ DEP web site and actually read the rules/regulations regarding stormwater runoff (which is what this is all about)?
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    You know what, I went to the DEP web page and looked at the new regs. I couldn't find anything about washing trucks in it at all.
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    Exactly.

    Eatontown is making a big deal about nothing. That is why they are the only one that you probably have heard of mention this. Runoff from the truck washing goes down the storm drain. Car wash places have to collect and "treat" their water, firehouses don't (or didn't). An overzealous town administrator is probably overreacting, or maybe someone has it out for the FD there.
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    It looks like more of, "Lets build it and they will pay" type of thing. I wonder who will make out in the long run if this truck wash station is built? Just think about it for a minute.
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