U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a second video in a series highlighting companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation facilities serving the poultry industry. The video features one of USPOULTRY’s Clean Water Award winners, Tyson Foods in Russellville, Arkansas, which was recognized in the pretreatment category.
Tyson Food’s Russellville further processing facility treats an average of 200,000 thousand gallons of water per day. The facility has installed a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to more efficiently monitor and operate dissolve air flotation (DAF) units, flow meters, tanks, pumps and other equipment remotely. In an effort to save energy, the facility manages the operation of tank aerators to ensure they are not running simultaneously. The facility continuously reviews operations to expand its reuse of treated wastewater in an effort to cultivate and demonstrate their commitment to advance conservation efforts. The facility also offers team members the ability to participate in training courses from universities and other groups to further employee knowledge and increase the level of their wastewater treatment certification.
“Water is critical for our business to produce safe food, so it’s a priority to conserve and protect it as part of our process,” said Dave Evans, complex environmental manager, Tyson Foods.
“USPOULTRY and our members understand the significance of exemplary environmental stewardship by distinguishing excellence in environmental programs at our member companies. We are pleased to provide another video in our series that highlights how our member companies achieve this,” commented Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, Georgia, and USPOULTRY chairman.