CLEAN WATER AWARD
Taking care of the Ocmulgee River, and reducing chemical usage in wastewater operations, earned Perdue Farms a Clean Water Award in Perry, Ga.
Taking care of the Ocmulgee River, while reducing chemical usage in wastewater operations, earned Perdue Farms a Clean Water Award at Perry, Ga. The poultry processing complex is situated on 700 rural acres with abundant wildlife. Half of that acreage is set aside for wildlife habitat conservation. The wastewater operation treats flow from the slaughter and processing of 312,000 birds a day and the production of 314,000 pounds of cooked chicken in the further-processing plant. By the time the treated effluent flows into a stream that leads to Big Indian Creek, it is crystal-clear in appearance and environmentally superior to the ultimate receiving waters of the Ocmulgee River. Installation of the Griswold Edge sludge bulk conditioner has resulted in a reduction of sludge output and coagulant polymer usage for a savings of $2,000 to $4,000 a week.Read more