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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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Langdon February 14, 2018 6:45 am

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oviya February 8, 2018 6:26 am

Wow… this is the first time I am hearing about the factory and related details. After reading the article I am interested to visit the company and see the making procedures. Is it possible? Share the location and other information here.mouthpiece for snoring

Henna January 15, 2018 6:53 am

I have heard a lot about this wastewater treatment facility. I think this will be beneficial for the salad dressing company. Could you please provide more details about this facility? Hope you will update it as soon as possible. Thank you. cable providers

hellenjos January 4, 2018 6:29 am

It is good to introduce the wastewater treatment facility because there are no other methods to dispose of the waste materials and most of the factories have no other option. So by using this water treatment project, we can eliminate all the waste products from the factories. garage doors in my area California

Tasha November 28, 2017 6:46 am

Is it true that the salad dressings that we get from the market are made from the wastewater treatment? I am shocked to hear this news. Is the wastewater treatment done properly and safe to mix it with other food products? Hope proper legal testing is done. cable tv providers

Isla November 28, 2017 6:33 am

Very excited to know about this wastewater treatment but how can we predict that it will be good for consuming? Are you testing it? If so, Can you please provide more details about it? Eagerly waiting for your updated post to know it. real estate photo editing services