Smithfield Foods Now Producing Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater

Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio, LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, NC pork processing facility, which will help power more than 2,000 local homes and businesses. The three companies are utilizing the world’s largest pork processing facility to provide…

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Reps. Cuellar and Castro Pass Bill to Improve Utility Service Infrastructure for San Antonio and Military Community

Secured language for drilling sample at JBSA-Lackland AFB Washington, July 26, 2018 | Rep. Cuellar: Leslie Martinez & Rep. Castro: Jamie Geller (Leslie Martinez: 956-725-0639 & Jamie Geller: 202-225-3236) Today, Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Joaquín Castro (TX-20) helped passed provisions in the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to improve utility…

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New Water Treatment Facility Meets Water Quality Goals With Lower Costs

Arkansas City, Kan., population 12,000, had been looking to update its 1950s-era facility, with its century-old clearwell, for more than a decade. The city commission decided to pursue a design-bid-build process to construct a new city water treatment facility at a new location. The consulting engineers worked closely with the…

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Water Treatment Plant Debuts Gravity-Flow Ceramic Membranes

Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant installed the first gravity-flow ceramic membrane system in the United States. The facility’s 99.95 percent backwash recovery rate, well above the typical 85–95 percent recovery rate, means less waste generation. The mining city of Butte, Mont., experienced a decline in water quality that led it…

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