Why Should Wineries Treat Wastewater On-site?
Wineries generate high strength wastewater, including sanitary sewage, process water and greywater, that must be managed appropriately. While off-site disposal of wastewater has traditionally been viewed as a simple, affordable solution, it presents a number of cost, reputational, and operational risks to wineries. In addition, provincial regulations may not allow for off-site disposal with new or expanding winery operations.
By treating wastewater on-site, wineries can:
Will I be able to afford surcharges if they are applied to hauled wastewater (potentially $10,000-$50,000 per year)?
What will I do if I can’t get a permit to store and haul wastewater when I expand operations?
Do I know enough about my operations to plan for on-site wastewater treatment?