Removing Nitrogen from Wastewater | JBS USA | Sustainability Report

Pilgrim’s USA

Removing Nitrogen from Wastewater

Pilgrim’s upgraded the wastewater treatment facility at the Sumter production facility to remove additional total nitrogen and increase the land application function of the system. The additional wastewater treatment facilities removes more nitrogen and allow for lower nitrogen application rates to be applied to surrounding agriculture fields. This will result in more optimized fertilizer management and reduce total nitrogen loss from those fields. The total project cost was $8 million and has reduced nitrogen applied to land by 63 percent in one year.