US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is extending application submissions for the 2015 Clean Water Awards until 15 June.
The awards recognise outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry or egg processing facilities.
Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s 2015 Environmental Management Seminar, which will be held on 24-25 September, Florida.
“Poultry companies are persistent in their commitment to environmental stewardship and do an exceptional job managing their wastewater treatment facilities.
"They return most of the reclaimed water used in poultry and egg processing to the environment in excellent condition.
"USPOULTRY is pleased to sponsor this annual award program that features the efforts that wastewater treatment professionals in our industry take to safeguard our natural resources and enrich the environment,” said Sherman Miller, USPOULTRY chairman.
Awards are presented in two categories: full treatment and pre-treatment. Full treatment facilities are those facilities that fully treat their wastewater prior to discharge into a receiving water or a land application system.
Pre-treatment facilities are those facilities that discharge pretreated effluent to publicly-owned treatment facilities for further processing.
Any USPOULTRY member company is eligible to submit three nominees in each category. An evaluation committee will review the applications and select semi-finalist facilities in each category.
Award recipients will be selected after the evaluation committee completes a site visit where the semi-finalists will have an opportunity to showcase their facility.
Award recipients will receive a trophy, be profiled on the USPOULTRY website and receive assistance from the Association in publicising the award on a local, regional and national levels.
Find out more about the competition here.
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