Going Green: Action Environmental Waste Treatment Facility

Published 05/27 2014 11:28AM

Updated 05/27 2014 11:43AM

WFFT's Tara Petitt takes us on a tour through Action Environmental to see how this industrial waste treatment facility is helping dozens of businesses go green.

"We currently treat between 200,000 and 250,000 gallons of industrial waste water a month."

Action Environmental is an industrial waste disposal service company that helps manufacturers dispose of their industrial waste properly.  Adam Rudolph is with the Sale and Marketing Department.

"We'll come into a manufacturer and find out what kind of waste they have.  We'll typically profile the waste, find out whether it's hazardous or nonhazardous and find a home for it at a proper disposal facility."

Action Environmental is the only industrial pre-treatment facility in the Fort Wayne area.  Edward Black is President of the company.

"If we weren't here, the businesses that we take care of would have to have their waste hauled away. The closest facility to us would be in Indianapolis, Indiana."

Currently they treat waste water for more than 100 manufacturing companies in our area.

"We actually have a physical chemical treatment plant. We bring the waste water via vacuum truck, and we will actually treat it through a chemical process and remove any contaminants."

The tank behind Tara is currently in the process of treating industrial waste water and the water in the other tank is an example of water that has already been treated.

"Once we're through with our treatment process, the water is discharged to the sanitary sewer, which is connected to the city of Fort Wayne's pre-treatment plant."

Typically thousands of gallons of industrial waste water would end up in the landfill but thanks to Action Environmental, it's now reusable and the process is cheaper then just disposing it.

"Rather than just solidifying it or disposing of it at a landfill, it's just better than having to dump the water down. It's going to go somewhere if you don't get rid of it properly."

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