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Wastewater Discharge

Wastewater generated from agricultural and food operations has certain characteristics that set it apart from common municipal wastewater. High concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and suspended solids, organic waste, pesticides, oils, fats, and greases, as well as contaminants such as growth hormones and antibiotics, are found in the wastewater. To safely discharge to sewer these contaminants need to be removed from the waste to avoid high compliance fees, fines, and even shutdown.

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