Innovations in Wastewater Management for Small Meat Processors
A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar
Finding an affordable and legal way to manage wastewater can be very challenging for small meat and poultry processors. On this webinar, you will learn about an innovative, economic approach that a small, USDA-inspected processor in rural Indiana is using with great results: a constructed wetlands system.
Greg Gunthorp of Brushy Prairie Packing and Gunthorp Farms, and Craig Chivers, environmental sanitarian with LaGrange County Health Department, explain how the system is designed and how it works, give data about its effectiveness in improving water quality, and discuss costs, the permitting process, and other aspects of using this type of system for a meat plant.
- Greg Gunthorp, Brushy Prairie Packing and Gunthorp Farms
- Craig Chivers, LaGrange County Health Department
Click here for Purdue University Extension Report about the Constructed Wetlands System (8 pages, with photos)
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