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Convenience Stores

Convenience store car washes can be a highly profitable addition to any convenience store however they must be maintained. Nobody wants to wash their car in a “stinky” car wash. Northstar has three decades of experience cleaning and maintaining the car wash grit traps, water reclaim systems and oil water separators. We will develop a cleaning schedule that not only increases car wash up-time but also eliminates the “stink” and is budget conscious. Northstar is able to pump out all waste and debris from trenches and clarifying pits without disrupting car wash operations. For our car wash customers with reclaim systems, Northstar has service trucks with separate water treatment and grit-debris tanks to avoid cross-contamination. In addition to car wash services, Northstar can maintain your forecourt oil water separators and stormwater systems. All waste will be responsibly transported and disposed at a licensed facility in accordance with local regulations.

Distribution

Distribution centers typically are large warehouse type facilities with large areas of impermeable pavement with lots of vehicle traffic bringing oils/grease and solids onto the property. These contaminants get washed into the stormwater system during every rain event making it imperative for distribution center operators to keep their stormwater systems maintained. Not only does regular maintenance keep your facility in compliance and reduce pollutants in our surface waters, it helps prevent flooding on your parking lots.

Industry

Most manufacturing/industrial facilities have pretreatment standards for their effluent waters. Northstar can help maintain your wastewater pretreatment systems with periodic maintenance, effluent sampling, and repairs when needed. We can also clean and maintain your upstream traps reducing the amount of solids getting pushed to your pretreatment system.

Multi-Family HOA

Home Owners Associations are subject to stormwater compliance inspections and evaluations as well. If the HOA is management by a property management company then it is that company’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the state and local stormwater regulations. If the HOA manages its own community then they are responsible and must take steps to keep each stormwater control measure functioning and in good condition. Northstar works with HOA’s all over the Middle Tennessee area to assist with stormwater compliance and drainage issues.

Property Management Companies

Northstar partners with property management companies all over the country to assist with stormwater compliance. Property management companies are generally responsible for maintaining stormwater compliance with the local regulatory authorities and it is their duty to ensure the stormwater control measures are functioning properly on each property they manage. Whether routine maintenance is required or a full-scale repair job, the property management company is responsible for contacting companies like Northstar to bring the property back into compliance.

Retail

Retailers often have a wide array of stormwater control devices on their property. In many cases these devices are required by local ordinance to control stormwater runoff from parking lots. Clogged catch basins lead to flooding and ponds overgrown with algae or invasive plants, such as cattails, not only detract from the looks of the property, but they can also be havens for mosquitos and other disease carrying insects. Northstar has certified pond managers on staff that can help control algae and invasive plants within your ponds and help maintain the attractiveness of your property. Its environmental technicians can clean catch basis and other manufactured treatment devices to ensure proper flow and compliance.

Transportation

Northstar will thoroughly clean and maintain the shop grit traps/drains, oil water separators, wash bay sand traps and stormwater catch basins located on your property and then responsibly transport and dispose of the waste. Bus and freight terminals dispense a considerable amount of fuel every day which inevitably leads to some spillage. Truck washes capture pollutants rinsed from your fleet. Northstar has a proprietary monitoring and reporting system to keep track of petroleum levels within your oil water separators and will work with you to customize action levels to help eliminate discharges.

Truck Stops

Northstar will thoroughly clean and maintain the shop grit traps/drains, oil water separators, wash bay sand traps and stormwater catch basins located on your property and then responsibly transport and dispose of the waste. Fuel islands & shop bays dispense a considerable amount of fuel and other petroleum products every day which inevitably leads to some spillage. Northstar has a proprietary monitoring and reporting system to keep track of petroleum levels within your oil water separators and will work with you to customize action levels to help eliminate discharges.