EPA Service Station: Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well Good Practices and Compliance Mobile App
Your facility may be using a Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well if there is a floor drain on site.
How does it work?
Floor drains that are not connected to a sewer line are considered Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells if used to receive fluids from vehicle repair or maintenance activities (this includes drainage from car wash stations). In order to protect drinking water, federal requirements prohibit using existing motor vehicle waste disposal wells, unless the owner and operator seeks a waiver and obtains a permit from EPA and local authorities, if applicable. Constructing new motor vehicle waste disposal wells is prohibited nationwide, due to the risk of polluting groundwater. The EPA Service Station: Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well Good Practices and Compliance mobile app provides guidance for owners and operators of gas stations on how to protect the environment, comply with federal environmental regulations, and save money by preventing the need for costly cleanups and payment of legal penalties. This app includes brief introduction, suggests good management practices and provides a checklist for compliance.