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Wine Waste Woes! Collaborating to Clean up Crush

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11-10-062August 2011
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Author(s) Mallery, Scott
Description Wahluke Winery began operations in the Mattawa area in 2005, discharging their wastewater to the city of Mattawa wastewater treatment plant. For the next two years, the city of Mattawa’s treatment plant experienced many treatment upsets due to the high biological oxygen demand (BOD) and low pH from the winery wastewater. A treatment upset means the wastewater may not be treated to the proper level before it is discharged to the environment. Since the area is suitable for winery and fruit processing, the Port of Mattawa saw an opportunity to promote the growth of these industries, so they stepped up to help. The result was no more treatment upsets at the city of Mattawa wastewater treatment plant, and a useable product for irrigation.
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Keywords wastewater, wineries, clean up
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