Brewery wastewater creates challenges for sewer districts across the country. This BA Collab Hour webinar will describe the constituents of wastewater specific to the brewery industry that capture the attention of wastewater regulators and treatment operators. The presentation will also provide education on how to navigate wastewater regulations that apply to the brewery industry and why they exist.
About the Speaker
Rhonda Barton, Industrial Pretreatment Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Rhonda Barton has been an Industrial Pretreatment Specialist for the City of Fort Collins Water Reclamation and Biosolids Division for the last four and a half years. She has her masters in chemistry and has around eight years of analytical chemistry experience in water quality analysis.
In Rhonda's current role, she is responsible for reducing pollutant loads from industrial and commercial wastewater discharges through permits and control programs. She collects and monitors water quality data, writes permits, manages compliance data, and enforces on code and permit violations. A large part of Rhonda's role is to provide education to the business community to help bring awareness to pollutants and practices that pose problems in the sewer or at the treatment plants.
Adjacent to her pretreatment role, Rhonda manages an optimization program for the Water Reclamation and Biosolids Division. The program aims to implement improvements to treatment performance without large capital cost expenditures.
Outside of work, she likes to flex her creative side by throwing pottery and tending to her many gardens.