At a time when the United States Postal Service was washing its fleet of trucks at an outside facility, H2M was retained to determine whether or not a truck wash facility would be a realistic goal at one of their Mail Processing and Distribution Centers.
After carefully evaluating several locations, a determination was made as to which of the locations would best be suited for the new USPS truck wash. Consideration was given to each facility’s age, traffic flow and current utilities. Additionally, water reuse and sewage disposal were also considered as an investigation was performed to determine whether the facility would connect to a nearby municipal sewer or have its own on-site wastewater treatment and disposal plant.
According to the specific needs of the client, recommendations led to a preliminary building layout and the eventual design of a 50-foot by 120-foot truck wash. The structure was designed with masonry walls, handheld prewash equipment, a full-contact vehicle wash system and a 70% washwater recycling system.