Thursday, 17 February 2022 08:31

Ford Louisville Assembly Plant Earns EPA Pollution Prevention Award for Water Recycling Initiative


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In a signal of Ford Motor Company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Ford’s Louisville, KY, Assembly Plant has been presented with a 2021 Pollution Prevention Award by the U.S. EPA Region 4.

The award recognizes the Louisville Assembly Plant for its leadership and commitment to practices that reduce, eliminate or prevent pollution at its source, specifically for a new water recycling initiative developed by plant employees.


In 2020, the Louisville Assembly Plant began implementing a pollution prevention project to reuse treated wastewater in the paint pre-treatment process to reduce the volume of waste water sent from the plant to the publicly owned treatment works wastewater treatment facility.


During the first year of implementation, the Louisville Assembly Plant reduced more than 5 million gallons of city water use, which equates to more than 22 gallons per vehicle and a cost savings of approximately $50,000. Reusing wastewater also helps bring Ford closer to the company’s aspiration to only use freshwater for human consumption, and builds on the more than 12.5 billion gallons of water saved to date through water conservation and recycling programs since 2000.


“Ford is proud to match our sustainability ambition with bold, transformative action that aims to help protect our communities as well as our planet,” said Bob Holycross, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “Our environmental stewardship begins long before our vehicles leave the assembly line, and...

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