Few issues receive less respect and attention around the wine industry than the waste water produced by wineries. This unglamorous, inglorious byproduct of wine production does not produce revenue, smells bad and would make everyone involved much happier if it would just go away.
Many wineries and fresh cut processors utilize ponding in their waste water plan. When used correctly this is a very efficient method of reducing BOD (biological oxygen demand) in your waste stream. And when properly controlled your pond should not to stink.
The recent energy crisis has increased our awareness of both energy use and power costs. While home power rates have increased, the cost of power for industrial users has increased even more. Comparing last years power cost with this years monthly billing will quickly show how much of an increase your winery has experienced. If …