TUCKER, Ga.– The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) released another video in a series highlighting how water reclamation facilities perform at top companies in the poultry industry. 

The video features one of USPOULTRY’s Clean Water Award winners, Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods’ plant in Russellville, Arkansas, for its role in water conservation.

Tyson Foods’ facility treats an average of 200,000 thousand gallons of water per day. The facility has installed a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to more efficiently monitor and operate dissolve air flotation (DAF) units, flow meters, tanks, pumps and other equipment remotely. 

“Water is critical for our business to produce safe food, so it’s a priority to conserve and protect it as part of our process,” said Dave Evans, complex environmental manager, Tyson Foods.

The facility manages the operation of tank aerators to ensure they are not running simultaneously with a goal of saving energy. Tyson continuously reviews procedures to expand its reuse of treated wastewater to cultivate and demonstrate their commitment to advance conservation efforts. 

Tyson Foods also offers team members the opportunity to participate in training courses from universities and other groups to advance employee knowledge and enhance it wastewater treatment performance

“USPOULTRY and our members understand the significance of exemplary environmental stewardship by distinguishing excellence in environmental programs at our member companies," USPOULTRY Chairman Tom Hensley said. "We are pleased to provide another video in our series that highlights how our member companies achieve this.”