Spring Lake, MI (September, 2006)—The phosphate emission from izzydesign's new pre-paint cleaning system for metal furniture is so negligible that water discharged from the treatment tank in Spring Lake, Michigan, no longer requires federal, state or local water quality review.
The resulting pH of the discharged water now is milder than coffee or soft drinks.That's a bonus for the environment—and a first for not only
The Grand Haven-Spring Lake Sewer Authority has released izzydesign from twice-yearly self-monitoring and water quality reporting. In a letter, the authority states because izzydesign "is no longer using a phosphorus coating/conditioning solution in your wash/paint line, the facility does not fall under EPA Metal Finishing Categorical Pretreatment Standards (40 CFR 433)."The State of
"These clean water achievements are another step in our journey to be a good corporate citizen—not only by improving the quality of our environment, but also by making our products more responsibly, in a way our customers, employees and community can be proud of," says Chuck Saylor, president and founder of izzydesign. "Our commitment to creating safe, healthy and sustainable workplace environments starts right here."About izzydesignBased in