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 Washbays.com builds wash bays for trucks, buses, cars, heavy machinery, workshops and mines.

Innovative technology recycling water - low costs, low maintenance, no sewer connection.     Made In Australia

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Managing climate change easier with your wash bay

Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (645)

Australia is just one of the countries that is facing the biggest challenges with climate change with the weather getting hotter. Years of drought and the recent horrendous bush fires have us looking more seriously at how we can manage this and be prepared for the future. Washbays.com has always been conscious of the shortage of water and we have spent years refining our recycling technology and proving it works, both scientifically and financially. Users of our popular modular systems have reliable wash bays producing clean water which they reuse every day. 

We lead the way with this technology and we make small affordable waste water treatment and recycle systems so that anyone is able to purchase and install them in their work sites. You are getting real recycling and we do not use plate separators. Treatment of the waste water is completely biological. You can start small and as you grow, more modules can be added. If you are reading this and you're worried about your over heads and water shortage, call us and we can show you how they can be reduced and how your system can pay for itself.

Although the coronavirus is disrupting the world in a major way we will still manufacture and install your washbay because we make them here in Queensland and on your site and we install them throughout Australia and PNG. We are committed to using Australian products and supporting local workers and businesses wherever we are located.

An ongoing concern for us is that there are people who will tell you that waste water cannot be treated and recycled so that they can keep making and selling ineffective technologies which simply modify the water so it be discharged to the sewer but you have to continuously pay for that disposal. There are also vested interests in our society making huge money out of small businesses because they issue massive charges for pumping and taking away your waste water. Buying a washbays.com recycle system means you will never pay these costs again and you are in total control of your business waste water. You are also making your business and water supply far more sustainable in times of drought. Let's make the future betetr for everyone.


SMALL BUSINESS CHALLENGES

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (66)

What do people do when they can't use water to operate their business? What do farmers do when they have no more water for washing themselves let alone feeding stock or growing crops?  Do they just drop their bundle and give up? No, most don't. It is the same for small business. When the entire economy is struggling to deal with serious issues like lack of essential resources, a technology like ours which saves water could be one of the answers, but it's an emerging market moving at a slow pace at present. 

We can show clients that there are huge cost savings in recycling water and not connecting to the sewer. We can all see that having a green technology helps save the planet. We would like to see if councils are willing to subsidise people who install these systems as that means they are making less demand on the lcoal water supply and also ensuring there is no polluting run off from washing down equipment without using approproate facilities. Perhaps the local councils could put them into every town so that people passing through know they are helping that area by using a washbay that recycles water. 

While we all wait for rain, it would be good if we could start to use strategies that will help the environment. If you want to know more about how we can help you, please give us a call and we can show you sites were these systems have been inplace for years operating without any problems. We can help you plan your treatment technology to suit your waste and stop your money flowing down the drain.



Drought, water shortages and costs of water for industries

Posted on August 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (6)

It's not easy being in an industry that is dependent on the weather bringing the water needed for farmers and businesses. We are being asked to review what we do so that we are not as vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather, and that's something we help people do.  

Recently a QLD company operating out of Brisbane did the sums on buying water and waste water costs. They came to the conclusion that setting up reycycling in their wash bays was by far the most pratcical and cost efficient way to wash down the equipment they hire out. Not only were setting up costs cheaper, but there were no yearly outgoings. Water is fast becoming like power - the costs keep rising. If you want to control your future outgoings then the only way forward is to stop them in their tracks.

We can give you a hand working this out by showing you the costs of setting up and treating your water and comparing that to sending it to the sewer. If we had the advertising budget of huge companies we would be letting everyone know they have this choice. In the meantime, this little blog and the website have to spread the news. I'd like to call it breaking news as it stops you breaking the bank every time you get a water bill that is rising every year.









Rising Water Costs

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It doens't matter where you live in the world, water is a very valuable resource. You are lucky if you have clean safe running water in your home or in your local hospital as there are places in the world where that isn't the case. However, we are all working towards making that a reality as everyone needs clean water, including our wild life.

Here in Australia, we are quite fortunate. We can drink our lcoal water. However, that doens't mean it's free. We must pay for this priviledge. As water infrastructure costs increase governments are going to pass these costs onto consumers. It's tough if you are in a small business, but if you use water for your business it's just another challenge. If you operate in Queensland you would already be thinking about the increased water charges the govenrment has just announced and how they'll impact on your small business.

washbays.com can relate to that and we can really make a difference for you. We have designed simple water treatment modules for even the smallest users of water to help here. The outlay for one of these is much cheaper then connecting to a sewer along with the continual associated council charges for waste removal.

Have a look at the website pages where they're featured http://www.washbays.com.au/great-value-systems


Give Eric a call on 0438716448 if you want to know more.










Happiness on a wash bay

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (392)

Look what a difference a smart wash bay makes. Here on this site the heavily polluted water coming off the equipment runs into this wash bay beach pit. 

You can see here how contaminated and dirty it is. It gets pumped out of here and starts to work it's way though the modular biological treatment system you can see standing at the back of the wash bay.


Today we added a silo to the modular system which assists in removing the heavy solids that comes off the equipment.


While we were there we took a sample of the water. See the difference!


That same filtly water is now clean and fresh and ready to be recycled.

Come and see it for yourself. Call Eric on 0438716448





Why would you install one of our recycle system washbays?

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (373)

When anyone asks us what we do, and we tell them, they always say.  "Wow, what a fantastic thing to do. Everyone should do that"   Their general reaction is based on the fact that we are treating and recycling wash-down water and it isn't running off into the local environment. They always know of several places in their local area where that is happening and where they could be used. You probably do too.

It's not hard to find waste water running down the gutters and then into our water ways. Not long ago I returned a hire car to a large shed in Sydney and wondered where they cleaned and serviced their vehicles. This was a big company with a big shed and lots of cars coming and going from the airport.  It didn't take me long to find where they were washing down the cars - in a corner of the shed with a hose with nothing set up to deal with that waste water. Go around the industrial estates and you will see this happening every where. Several years ago I noticed a local government department washing down one of its trucks and the water was going straight down the gutter into the lake of a highly ranked national park. That did suprise me given the green image this council loves to promote. I hope they've done something about it.The good news is that times are changing and as more people become conscious of the need to protect the environment as well as make efficient changes with their operations, they are starting to install washbays to deal with both problems.

So, given the importance of washbays, why would you chose to install one of ours? A washbay is an investment in your company and you want it to work and be as cost effective as possible. Secondly, you want to live in and promote a sustainable environment both for your business and for the earth. We've managed to produce something that does both, and it's going to pay for itself over a few years, especially with the rise of sewerage discharge costs, waste removal and water supply. How?

Well, firstly, we design them without any high tech components so you never have to fix them — computerised programs require technical support. Our systems are so simple that they only require a power source to operate the pumps, aerators, ozone generators and timers, and your operators can manage this system easily. 

Secondly, they are built with exceptional strength to handle any conditions and we now have a design whereby they can even come fully set up and in a container and the whole system is simply connected to power and water. They are completely relocatable, whether they are in a container or set up next to your wash pad. They are at home in the city of the bush.

Thirdly, they do not require any connection to a sewer so you cut out any costs associated with that set up connection and disposal.

Australia is a very arid country, so if you use our system you can recycle all your water and you will use less of the source - and minimise the ongoing costs of supply and demand.

Our washbays don't give you any trouble and the water quality is exceptional, without any odour. This is really important for the people who have to use it every day when they are washing down. You don't have any ongoing water treatment additive costs either - the water is all treated and recycled  internally by our system. 

Members of our team have been designing and building washbays for over thirty years and we have come across almost every problem you can imagine. This experience is gold. We know what works and what doesn't and that makes a huge difference for you as the system we install will work and it will keep on working as long as it's needed. I really hope we can help anyone who wants to use a washbay and we know you will feel very pleased because what you do will make a real and immediate difference to your world.


Is Australia prepared for El Nino in 2014?

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Australia is facing a dought year and everyone will be asked to save water.  More articles warming about El Nino, such as the one below, are being published at more regular intervals.

 "The world is almost certain to be struck by the “El Nino” phenomenon this year, with the potential to induce “major climactic impacts” around the world, the Met Office has warned.India and Australia are likely to be hit the hardest but the fallout could also be felt in Britain, where the last El Nino event in 2009/10 contributed to the heavy snowfall in the UK that winter.

 

The term El Nino relates to feedback between the atmosphere and ocean that occurs every two to seven years and can wreak havoc on the weather system, inflicting droughts and excessive rainfall across the world."

 

 

It seems to me that the best way for anyone to manage their water needs is to do as much as they can to ensure they can supply themselves with it as sufficiently and economically as possible. Making households or businesses less dependent on the commerical supply of water will benefit everyone. There will be less demand on the critical resource, less escalation of the cost of the delivery and supply of water and less fear of it being restricted or running out.

Washbays.com offers a simple solution to many industries faced with the escalating costs of water supplies as well as the ongoing and rising costs of discharging waste water to the sewers. It's just one step in the direction of ensuring the security of the water supply and the health of the environment.

The Abbot government has made huge changes to the water regulatiing bodies, some of which have been abolished, at a time when the annual rainfall is well below average and the El Nino is more than 80% sure of occuring. The flow on to states and councils of pressure to manage their water supplies and cover their costs will be passed on to consumers. As everyone watches these occur, the pressure on the cashflow of companies and small businesses will be enormous. Instead of investing in government institutions via water bills, taxes and so on, everyone could  invest in their own water supply, a once off investment, with a lifetime of benefits. It just makes good sense.

Reward Australian Industries

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (732)

2014 has started with the usual climatic disasters that Australian's have come to expect - this year it's bushfires and droughts. Last year it was floods. Added to that situation is the uncertainity that everyone faces in their life when they are directly impacted by them. Australian's tend to be a resiliant lot when it comes to coping, and we have become masters at not making too much of a fuss. We understate the problems and tend to find solutions. However, it appears now to be much worse for people to actually survive these climatic changes when coupled wiht market insecurity.

Industries have to have the confidence that if they spend the money to change over to more sustainable work practices and products that they will reap the benefits. What if they do this and their products are not sold because cheaper imports are flooding the market?  Not a day goes by when there is not a report about yet another good Australian product or industry struggling to just stay afloat. When are we going to see the folly in making so many people out of work just for the sake of favouring the cheaper imports? 

Some of the customers of washbays.com have changed over to ensure they save water, don't pollute their local areas, reduce operation costs by not having a sewer connection and being more independent of public water supplies. These businesses need to be rewarded by the governemnt for doing this.  There should be a rebate to assist good environmental practices and their should also be a rebate for buying Australian products. We are going to ensure we raise this as a key issue with every political representative we have in this country. We are an Australian manufacturer and we designed our technology. We want it to become available for everyone who can use it and we want to make sure we can employ more Australians. 

 

Water is Heavy Wello Water

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Carrying water is hard work and millions of women and children do this every day in the world.

washbays.com works hard to help people change the way they use and reuse water in industrial areas. More and more, people are wanting to make sure they don't pollute their local environment and are putting in washbays to ensure all contaminated water is contained and treated. Sometimes they don't even need to reuse the water as they receive so much rain which they harvest and store in tanks, but they want to stop the run off from their properties entering the local creeks and rivers and eventually the ocean. While advanced countries are leading the way in changing how we use water in industries, poorer countries still struggle with even having clean drinking water. Many of us buy water from the moment we step off the plane in countries not far from Australia and we are cautioned to check that the bottle hasn't been tampered with and we are not buying dodgy, recycled contaminated water recyled as drinking water.

That is a luxury most poor people in the world don't ever have to consider and now there are efforts from all directions to try to help them with this critical life supporting substance. I'd like to share a recent invention that I've just heard about via social media. It is about the development of a water wheel. See for yourself on youtube here at

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJ41yVClvs  

This project, to give women in poor countries the water wheel, has to be one of the most worthwhile water projects to date. We see millions of refugees and poor people every day in places like rural Rajistan stuggle with collecting this vital commodity - water.

I have travelled in Rajistan recently and came face to face with the poverty that exists.  Most women are illiterate as their access to education is limited financially and culturally. If saving time collecting water by using a water wheel enables them to have more time to learn, it is going to be life changing for them. I hope this project gets the support it needs.  

To find out more or give your support you can subscribe to Wello Water at 

 

http:///wellowater.org/section/news/

 

 


  

A Grain of Sand ( Documentary 2009)

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (112)

We are so lucky in Australia - we live on the largest most beautiful island in the world. We are surrounded by water, stunning marine parks, we are home to the Great Barrier Reef and many, many beautiful beaches and islands rim our country.  

I have just viewed a film made about a very small island which is now a national park. It tells up about the conservancy work of someone who calls himself just an ordinary man, Brendon Grimshaw. It is a remarkable story about how he came to buy Moyenne island in the Seychelles Republic in 1972. Then, how he dedicated his life to the island planting thousands of trees, building carefully all the pathways and making it a for home for turtles and birds. His sole reason for doing so is to conserve it for the future of the planet and for anyone who would love to visit it. It is interesting and inspirational and shouldn't be kept a secret!

See this beautiful film, A Grain of Sand at http://vimeo.com/22008844  

Tourism in one of the fastest growing industries in the world and critical to that is the conserving of our beautiful natural environments when millions of visitors flock to see them. Through watching this documentary you cannot help but reflect on how we can best protect our natural resources and how we can make the good and caring choices for nature when we travel.


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