GARYVILLE, La. - Ecolab's Nalco Champion manufacturing facility in Garyville has been recognized with the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Medium Business Recognition Award for Pollution Prevention. The facility was recognized for its initiatives to reduce water consumption and wastewater discharge.
The Garyville manufacturing facility recently completed a steam condensate return project to maximize the amount of steam condensate returned to the plant's boiler operations. The project reduced water consumption at the facility by more than five million gallons, wastewater discharge by more than six million gallons and also reduced natural gas consumption.
"Our Garyville team worked extremely hard to implement this project to further reduce the environmental footprint of our operations," said Sammy Edwards, superintendent of Safety, Health and Environment at the Garyville plant. "We're honored that this project was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality."
Edwards accepted the award on behalf of the plant during the recent Department of Environmental Quality Leadership Awards Ceremony in Baton Rouge.
Opened in 1970, the Nalco Champion Garyville plant has nearly 300 employees and manufactures industrial water treatment products used in boilers and cooling towers, wastewater treatment products and process chemistries for the food and beverage, paper, petroleum, power generation, mining, steel and aluminum industries.
About the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)
The Louisiana ELP promotes a cleaner environment through voluntary waste reduction, pollution prevention and/or other environmental stewardship efforts. Established in 1995, the Louisiana ELP is comprised of businesses, federal facilities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and schools and universities. Any organization committed to improving the quality of Louisiana’s environment is eligible to join the program. For more information about the ELP, visit www.deq.louisiana.gov/elp