How to Properly Maintain Brewery Wastewater with Slot Drains

How to Properly Maintain Brewery Wastewater with Slot Drains

Wastewater is a problem that almost every facility has to deal with. However, beverage facilities like breweries, especially need an effective strategy for maintaining and disposing of their wastewater.

Any brewer worth his or her salt will have wastewater management near the top of their list when it comes to running a brewery. The consequences of not properly managing wastewater in a brewery can range from legal ramifications to environmental damage and more. Breweries deal in a variety of harmful chemicals and contaminants which cannot just be flushed down the toilet. If you want to manage your brewery wastewater without issue, here are some tips you can use to make sure your facility isn’t having a negative impact on the environment, your customers, or anything else.

What makes brewery wastewater harmful?

There weren’t always such strict regulations on brewery wastewater. Until 1972, breweries could essentially dump their wastewater wherever they wanted to. There were no regulations surrounding the management or disposal of it, and wastewater was often poured directly into rivers or lakes as a result. We’ve since learned that this practice is absolutely terrible for our waterways and the marine life that lives in them. Typical brewery wastewater consists of high levels of sugar and alcohol, a low pH, high temperatures, and a large potential for things like high solids.

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