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Water Quality Important to US Poultry Sector

11 March 2015

US – Poultry and egg processors can apply for the 2015 Clean Water Awards for recognition of wastewater treatment at processing facilities.

Two categories are up for grabs – full treatment and pre-treatment. Winners will be announced at US Poultry’s 2015 Environmental Management Seminar in September.

Pre-treatment are those that discharge pre-treated effluent to publicly-owned treatment facilities for further processing, US Poultry explained.

USPoultry chairman, Sherman Miller, said the industry puts great effort into safeguarding natural resources and the environment.

“Poultry companies are persistent in their commitment to environmental stewardship and do an exceptional job managing their wastewater treatment facilities,” she said. “They return most of the reclaimed water used in poultry and egg processing to the environment in excellent condition.”

Any USPoultry member company is eligible to submit three nominees in each of the two categories. Winner can’t be nominated for five years. Deadline for submission is May 31.

 

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