A truck wash in Colorado provides facilities to clean livestock trailers. Approximately 3,000 gallons of water is used in the washing of each trailer to flush swine, cattle and sheep waste from the truck into a wastewater lagoon facility. Increasing odor and sludge levels created issues that jeopardized the continued operation at the existing location. The City agreed to accept the waste from the truck washout pending the development of wastewater pretreatment facilities that could meet specific discharge criteria acceptable to the City.
Effluent from Livestock Truck Wash
The truck wash did not have an approved discharge location for its wastewater lagoon system. It accommodated up to 80 livestock trucks per day, and approximately 3,000 gallons of water were used to clean each truck, resulting in daily waste flows of up to 0.24 million gallons per day (MGD).
A treatment system utilizing The BiO2 Solution™ technology was installed in 2006, at the existing wastewater treatment lagoon site. The system treated the primary lagoon cell.
The installation of The BiO2 Solution™ system provided a solution for treating the concentrated animal waste developed by livestock hauling operations. The facility dramatically reduced odors from the operation and consistently produced effluent that could be forwarded to a municipal system for final processing.
The BiO2 Solution™ Biological Control Center