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Typically, for every litre of water used in concrete, a litre of water is used to wash out the truck on return from site.
The danger of watercourse contamination is significantly reduced by water-recycling systems, as is the quantity of mains water supply taken. Most ready-mixed plants now collect this wash water and recycle it.
Watercourse contamination can be reduced by:
At a few plants, rainwater is collected and used as mixing water.For further information see Concrete and the Environment, published in CONCRETE in September 2001, pp39–46. Copies are available as a free download from the Members Area of the Concrete Society web site.
Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society