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Rettew to design wastewater treatment facility for salad dressing company

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Lancaster County engineering firm Rettew Associates Inc. is designing a facility to treat wastewater produced by a nationally known maker of salad dressings and sauces.

The 160,000-gallon pretreatment facility will handle waste from Ken's Foods' Lebanon, Indiana manufacturing plant, letting the company handle the waste in-house rather than sending the "intensive liquid" through the city's treatment plant, according to a news release from Rettew. The facility will produce natural gas, which can be used to fuel compressed natural gas-powered fleet vehicles.

The project is a public-private partnership between Rettew; Ken's Foods; the city of Lebanon, Indiana and Pace Energy, a New York-based firm that will own and operate the facility.

Ken's Foods, based in Massachusetts, is known for its salad dressing line and Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.

In addition to designing the project, Rettew will also act as contractor and oversee the facility's renewable energy production. The company hopes to begin work this fall and complete the project in late 2018.

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Hazel May 30, 2018 7:30 am

How can we convert wastewater into a salad dressing? Will it be healthy? I donít think so. I canít even imagine having the salad that has been converted from wastewater. Hope the authorities have checked the steps that are required to treat the wastewater. Epson Printer Troubleshooting

johan May 28, 2018 7:48 am

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Dayna Roberts May 9, 2018 12:27 am

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