Indiana-Based Food Processor Retains LEI

When confronted with an aging process wastewater treatment system and perpetual exceedances of surface water permit discharge limitations, a Michigan-based organic foods manufacturer sought cost-effective solutions to their treatment issues at a cannery in central-Indiana.  Local contractors proposed a half-million dollar system clean-up that would not solve the facility’s long term problems.  LEI assembled a team of engineers to design and construct a completely new, state-of-the-art aerated treatment lagoon system that utilized lined lagoons which were more protective of the site’s groundwater.  This new design was less costly than previous proposals and will allow easier, more cost-effective system maintenance in the future.  LEI also designed a land-application system which will allow this food processor to sustainably return a significant portion of the water they use to the aquifer, reducing their groundwater use footprint.