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.