Friday, June 6, 2014

Anheuser-Busch files plans for $8.8 million water treatment system

On the eve of the Beer Fest, it seems only right to report that Anheuser-Busch has filed plans with the Idaho Falls Building Department for a water treatment system at its barley malting plant at South Yellowstone and Jameston Road.

"The $8.8 million project demonstrates Anheuser-Busch's commitment to investing in our environmental management systems and enhancing our malting operations," said Plant Manager John Drake in a press release. "Construction is beginning now and will complete by end of 2014. Once complete, the water treatment system will provide a more sustainable and internal water treatment process at the malt plant."

The project involves 176 acres south and east of the barley malting plant, which went into operation in 1991. There will be a 4,620-square-foot processing building and two circular holding tanks, each of them 8,495 square feet. The general contractor on the project is J.C. Constructors of Meridian.