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Triple Dog, Havre experiment to save the environment


September 27, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Havre Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Drue Newfield, left, and Triple Dog Brewing Co. Brewmaster Michael Garrity talk Thursday in Triple Dog Brewing Co. about their project using waste byproduct from brewing to treat water at the Havre Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The local beer maker and the superintendent of the wastewater treatment plant have teamed up on an experimental project they hope will benefit the environment while saving tax payers money, all while complying with incoming tighter standards.

        For about three weeks, Hill County wastewater treatment plant superintendent Drue Newfield has been dumping beer waste - yeast known as slurry - from Triple Dog Brewing Co. into the city's 1,100-gallon wastewater tank to see if the resulting reaction will remove the pollutant phosphorus. The goal is to reduce the use of the chemical Alum...

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