How to Reduce Wastewater Volume and Strength
Before considering any on-site treatment options, wineries should reduce the volume and strength of wastewater that needs to be treated as much as possible. Reducing volume and strength of wastewater will position the winery to:
- select an appropriate on-site treatment system
- optimize the size and cost of on-site treatment systems
- improve the performance of on-site treatment systems
- extend the life of existing treatment systems
Reducing wastewater generation after the design and installation of a treatment system may negatively impact the performance of a system designed to handle higher volumes and loading.