Industrial Water Use: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Efficient Industrial Water Use – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

A large pulp and paper mill such as Sappi in Cloquet uses large amounts of water each day. Millions of gallons of water are brought into the mill from the St. Louis River and Lake Superior, but where does all of this water go? The answer: almost 97% of the water is returned to the river! Reducing water usage at Sappi has been a working project for almost the last decade. From 2005 – 2013, Sappi has worked to reduce its specific water use by > 25%. Sappi is proud of the water efficiency that has been achieved and is continuing to work towards further reduction.

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Great Lakes Aquarium
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
City of Duluth – Utility Operations
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program
USDA Forest Service/Superior National Forest
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Sea Grant Program