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Basic American Foods Land Application Site (Moses Lake): Groundwater Review

Publication number Date Published
12-03-019February 2012
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Author(s) Redding, M.
Description Basic American Foods (BAF) is a potato processing facility located near the city of Moses Lake, Washington. The facility land applies process wastewater year-round. This report evaluates whether their practices are protective of groundwater quality.

It was concluded that BAF is the predominant source of groundwater contamination beneath its sprayfield site. Year-round land application at this site is not meeting the groundwater quality standards. AKART for BAF should be agronomic application of process wastewater only during the growing season. There are alternatives for BAF during the non-growing season, which include using a lagoon for winter storage or discharging to a wastewater treatment plant.
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Keywords Land Application, wells, model, water, standards, quality, waste, groundwater
WEB PAGE Groundwater quality assessment
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 41 Lower Crab