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Water & Wastewater Services for the Food & Beverage Industry

Water quality is critical at every phase of production in the food and beverage industry, from equipment sanitation to recipe formulations. Poor water quality can affect odor, taste, and the overall quality of the finished product. Water used to clean or rinse equipment must meet specific regulatory requirements before it can be discharged to the sewer or waterway—making wastewater quality just as important.

How We Help Food & Beverage Manufacturers Achieve Success

Practical Applications can examine food & beverage manufacturers’ water output to help minimize contaminants and save money.


Minimize Contaminants

Practical Applications helps food & beverage manufacturers manage common pollutants in the industry such as Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5), and Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG). FOG in particular is one of the more difficult byproducts to remove prior to discharge to the sewer.

Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) has been one of the most successful technologies that we have employed to manage the FOG. As an added benefit, DAF typically reduces both TSS and BOD5, further reducing surcharge costs.


Save Money

Food and Beverage manufacturers struggle with water and sewer costs. In fact, municipalities often over charge food and beverage because they miscount the sewer charges. Accurately measuring the water use and reducing pollutants are two measures that are critical to managing and reducing costs.

Practical Applications can help ensure your manufacturing facility isn’t overspending on water usage.

Explore Case Studies

Discover how Practical Applications has helped food & beverage manufacturers rethink their organization’s water processes.


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Sewer Discharge Rebate Meter

We helped a brewery reduce its sewer costs by 75% by appropriately calculating sewer flow on its sewer effluent pipes.

Explore Our Water & Wastewater Services

Equipment & Systems

Whether you need a system designed on a new build or to replace an older piece of equipment that’s become antiquated, we can help design the perfect custom system for your research lab or technical building.

Engineering Consulting

Don’t rely on a general environmental consultant for something as complex as pure water and wastewater systems. Practical Applications can evaluate and simplify your current systems to save you time and money.

On-Site Service & Maintenance

Our engineering technicians’ wastewater and pure water system knowledge is second-to-none. We’ll fix it right the first time so that you can be back up and running quickly and avoid any compliance issues.

Take Control of Your Water Processes

Contact Practical Applications today and learn how we can help you.