Bush Brothers & Company Process Water Reclamation Facility

Dandridge, Tennessee

Making a major facility upgrade without making waves in production.

Like many line production facilities, this Tennessee manufacturer had for years relied on local water and wells for water to support the production process. At the same time, the facility created wastewater as part of its manufacturing operations. Today the manufacturer of Bush’s Beans has installed a system to reduce the impact on the local water supply by supplementing their non-food contact water source with reuse water from their waste treatment process.

Haskell brought design-build and process expertise to the table.

The joint venture team of Brown and Caldwell–Haskell provided architecture, structural and plumbing engineering services for the new 2.5 mgd reclamation facility, plus key services including construction management, accounting, procurement and contract management. The team collaborated on multiple design alternatives and comprehensive procurement strategies to deliver $10 million in savings to the Client.

Sustainability that furthers operational savings.

With the sustainable upgrade, the facility has ensured compliance with current and future state environmental and conservation requirements while incorporating sustainable practices that reduce long-term operating costs. What was formerly classified as production waste can now be harnessed, cleaned and distributed for use by the very process that creates it.

  • 2.5 mgd process water reclamation facility
  • New operations & administration facilities
  • Biogas refinement & conveyance facilities
  • Innovative thinking generated $10MM+ in client savings
  • Sustainable design reduces local water demand
  • Reclaimed biogas is utilized in boiler operations to reduce operating costs

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The planning and coordination of the construction interface between the new WWTP and our operating production facility have been very effective. The BC-Haskell team operates in an open and collaborative environment. Design or field construction challenges are addressed in a direct and objective manner with all parties focused on a common goal of successful project delivery and start-up."

Terry Farris
Director of Engineering, Bush Brothers & Company
Clarifier tank and process piping

The planning and coordination of the construction interface between the new WWTP and our operating production facility have been very effective. The BC-Haskell team operates in an open and collaborative environment. Design or field construction challenges are addressed in a direct and objective manner with all parties focused on a common goal of successful project delivery and start-up."

Terry Farris
Director of Engineering, Bush Brothers & Company
View from above the exterior storage tanks

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