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Mount Vernon Mills Recognized For Pollution Prevention

Mount Vernon Mills RecognizedFor Pollution PreventionMount Vernon Mills, Trion, Ga., has been accepted as a second year Model level company in the State of Georgias Pollution Prevention Partners (P3) recognition program. The program honors Georgia manufacturing, service, governmental and agricultural facilities that demonstrate continuous pollution prevention performance and environmental improvement.G. Robert Kerr, director, Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD), praised Mount Vernon as an industry leader in pollution source prevention. Model level P3 facilities such as Mount Vernon have incorporated pollution prevention into daily business activities and have promoted pollution prevention within the industry, with vendors and customers, and within the community, he said.Mount Vernons denim mill in Trion has achieved significant reductions in fresh water usage and reductions of 500,000 gallons per day of wastewater discharge. Increased process efficiencies, hot water recovery and reuse, and utilization of treatment plant effluent for nonpotable water uses have contributed to these reductions. Savings in operating costs from these efforts amount to more than $250,000 per year. February 2002