clearn.png
Wednesday June 26th, 2019 12:01AM

Wayne Farms Pendergrass receives US Poultry and Egg Association 2018 Clean Water Award

By AccessWDUN Staff

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association has honored the Wayne Farms LLC Pendergrass Facility with its 2018 Clean Water Award, one of the organization’s most prestigious environmental awards.

The Clean Water Award is presented annually to poultry processing facilities "with exemplary wastewater treatment and reuse programs."

A committee of industry engineers, university experts and industry media selected winners in both full treatment and pretreatment categories. Wayne Farms’ award in the Full Treatment  Category recognizes the company’s compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, allowing facilities to discharge treated water directly into a stream or final land application system.

Eligible facilities must have a minimum of two years of no enforcement actions, including any significant non-compliance events or notices of violations.

The Pendergrass facility, which processes approximately 130,000 broiler chickens per day, generates an average wastewater flow of 390,000 gallons daily. The facility was one of the first processing plants in the poultry industry to install a membrane biological reactor system. The state of the art system’s ultra-filtration of discharge water produces an extremely high-quality effluent that exceeds natural in-stream water quality, actually improving water quality downstream of the plant.

Pendergrass Complex Manager Ron Rogers said the facility’s strong emphasis on water conservation and reuse allowed them to reclaim approximately 115,000 gallons of reuse water each day, totaling nearly 30 million gallons annually. “That’s a direct reduction of usable, potable water—and that’s a valuable resource we need in our business,” said Rogers. “We’ve installed the latest technology, and we’re always looking for ways to conserve and get better results from our wastewater treatment program—clean water is too valuable to waste.

  • Associated Categories: Business News, Submitted News
  • Associated Tags: Wayne Farms, US Poultry and Egg Association, clean water
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Habersham Medical Center officials look back on 2018, ahead to 2019
Habersham Medical Center officials say 2018 was a good year for the Demorest hospital.
9:04AM ( 3 months ago )
'Coffee & Conversations' to kick of 50th anniversary of Alpine Helen
The new year marks the 50th Anniversary of Alpine Helen and the Helen Arts & Heritage Center plans a series of five meetings during the year on the transformation of the mountain town to a tourist mecca.
4:00PM ( 3 months ago )
Flowery Branch council to consider plans for special election
The Flowery Branch City Council will consider scheduling a special city council election when it meets Thursday night.
6:00AM ( 3 months ago )
Business News
Gas prices continue to drop across Georgia
With the new year arriving Tuesday, gasoline prices across Georgia continue a steady drop.
6:59AM ( 3 months ago )
Baldwin joins Rushton Wealth Management
Rushton Wealth Management has named Elisabeth D. Baldwin as its Director of Financial Services.
12:58PM ( 3 months ago )
GDOL: Gainesville metro sets job records in November
Gainesville set records in November for total jobs and employed residents, according to numbers released Thursday morning by Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
6:45AM ( 3 months ago )
Submitted News
Wayne Farms donating $100K for major sponsorship of new Jackson County ag center
Wayne Farms LLC is supporting the new Jackson County Multi-Use Agricultural Facility with a $100,000 Platinum Sponsorship.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:00PM ( 10 months ago )
Wayne Farms plant in Laurel, Miss. to lay off 500
A Georgia-based poultry company says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June.
By Associated Press
4:25AM ( 3 years ago )
Lake Lanier Association supports plan for Forsyth County water treatment plant
Once Forsyth County government officials began talking publicly about a new water treatment facility on the north end of the county, the Lake Lanier Association said its members started fielding a number of questions about the plant.
By AccessWDUN Staff
2:00PM ( 3 months ago )
Air Methods will locate a medical helicopter at Habersham County Airport
A medical helicopter will be locating to Habersham County later this year.
10:43PM ( 20 hours ago )
Hall chamber announces members of its Youth Leadership Class
This is the 15th class and has 80 members.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:00PM ( 1 day ago )