WASHINGTON, MAY 24, 2018 -- Beginning next year an estimated 100 Washington wineries will need a permit from the Department of Ecology to discharge wastewater.The rules that come with a permit will set limits on irrigating with water recycled after cleaning bottles, barrels, tanks and other equipment. The rules also will regulate storage ponds and watering down dusty roads.
Wineries that generate at least 53,505 gallons of wastewater a year will come under a regulatory approach used by Ecology to control wastewater from other industries, including fruit packers and vegetable processors. Ecology projects that wineries that make less than 17,835 gallons of wine a year will be exempt from the rules. Read more at Capitalpress