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Houlton, Maine

In the winter of 2008, Tate and Lyle’s Starch processing facility in Houlton, Maine experienced a failure in their reed beds used for solids management in their waste treatment.  As a result, the plant ended up stockpiling 200,000 gallons of 14,000 mg/L of TSS waste water when they contacted us Mid-February.  After securing the proper polymers necessary to dewater their waste stream, we mobilized our Spartan dewatering system two weeks after the initial contact.  Our rapid response crew successfully dewatered 335,000 gallons of miscellaneous waste sludge that had accumulated in their process in addition to their daily flows, preventing a costly shut down of their facility in two weeks’ time.