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ConAgra Foods
Reducing Facility Water Use

ConAgra Foods' Butterball Turkey facility in Huntsville, Arkansas employed a variety of technical fixes, including installing water meters, using a vacuum pump recycle tank and re-piping supply water, to save about 300,000 gallons of water a day. This will allow the facility to double production yet only increase its total water use by 15%.

ConAgra Foods' Golden Valley Microwave Foods facility in Edina, Minnesota installed new pipes, introduced new controls to shut off water during downtime, and used recycled water during some phases of the manufacturing process to reduce water purchases by 70% (15 million gallons) annually. This reduced the city's total water demands by nearly 1%, and earned recognition from the Minnesota Council of Environmental Services.

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