Brewery Wastewater Permitting and Pre-treatment System Design
Weston & Sampson worked with von Trapp Brewing in Stowe, Vermont, whose modest facility was originally located in the lower level of a family bakery. In 2015, they opened a new 40,000 sq. ft. brewery located on more of the family’s land in Stowe. The new facility is capable of producing up to 50,000 barrels of beer annually. At full production, the brewery averages 5.5 brews per day during a 5-day work week with the capacity to produce four different beers at any one time (three regular and one seasonal).
Weston & Sampson provided assistance with permitting and design of pre-treatment systems for their wastewater discharge to remain compliant with state and local regulations. Wastewater generated by these facilities contain high levels of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and high pH levels. Weston & Sampson designed pre-treatment systems to reduce the levels of these contaminants to be equivalent with domestic wastewater prior to being discharged to the municipal collection systems.