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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

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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.

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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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