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Bushmills Ethanol General Manager Erik Osmon said a new water treatment system will allow the ethanol production facility near Atwater to reduce its overall water usage by a third. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage


ATWATER — Bushmills Ethanol is helping lower the bar, and in this case that’s a very good thing.

The Atwater plant has joined the growing number of ethanol producers in the country reducing the water they use, and shrinking their environmental footprint by doing so.

Bushmills Ethanol on Feb. 28 began operating a newly installed zero liquid discharge system built by U.S. Waters Services of St. Michael, Minn.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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